Non league striker Harry Smith baffled by Aberdeen snub

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Folkestone striker Harry Smith admits he is baffled by his snub at Aberdeen after impressing on trial.

The towering 6ft 6in marksman trained with the Dons at the end of last season and insists manager Derek McInnes was keen to recruit him.

But the move broke down and the 20-year-old is now set to go on trial with English League One outfit Millwall.

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Smith, who scored 11 goals in ten games to help Invicta claim the Ryman League Division South title, said: “I’m not quite sure what happened at Aberdeen. One minute it seemed like it was happening and the next, it was off.

“I had a meeting with the manager up there, Derek McInnes and he felt Aberdeen could help me develop but he couldn’t offer me a deal until they’d spoken to Folkestone.

“The day I was flying home, I had a call from the chief scout asking if I’d be interested in staying or if I felt like it wasn’t for me.”

Speaking to Kent Online, he added: “He said the next stage for them was to speak to Folkestone about the money situation. What I got from them is they were interested and things were starting to move.

“On the Saturday, I got the call saying the deal was off. It was a tough one to take. It took me a few days to get over it but it’s just one of those things in football.”

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