AJ Leitch-Smith

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AJ Leitch-Smith
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Personal information
Full name Jay Leitch-Smith
Date of birth (1990-03-06) 6 March 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Crewe, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Yeovil Town F.C.
Youth career
1997–2008 Crewe Alexandra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2014 Crewe Alexandra 103 (19)
2008 Halifax Town (loan) 3 (1)
2009 Newcastle Town (loan) 4 (1)
2009 ÍBV (loan) 18 (5)
2010 Curzon Ashton (loan) 10 (7)
2014 Yeovil Town 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:20, 14 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jay "AJ" Leitch-Smith[1] (born 6 March 1990) is a professional English footballer who plays as a forward currently with Yeovil Town fc after being released by Crewe Alexandra F.C.


Whilst on the books at Crewe Alexandra as a youth player, Leitch-Smith was loaned out to non-League clubs Halifax Town in November 2008 and Newcastle Town in March 2009.[2][3] He signed his first professional contract in April 2009, before joining Icelandic club ÍBV on loan.[4] Leitch-Smith was recalled from his loan, along with Chris Clements, in early September due to injury problems at Crewe.[5][6]

He made his debut on 29 September 2009 for Crewe Alexandra in their 3–2 home defeat to Bury in the League Two, replacing Joel Grant in the 80th minute as a substitute.[7] He scored his first goal for Crewe on 21 August 2010, for the final goal of the club's 7–0 win over Barnet. In May 2014 Leitch Smith was released by Crewe Alexandra

On Friday 27th June 2014, Leitch-Smith joined League One side Yeovil Town on a two-year deal at Huish Park.

Style of play[edit]

As quoted on Crewe Alexandra's web site, Leitch-Smith is 'a clever and tricky forward with an eye for a goal'. Often credited for his poaching, composure and finishing ability, Ajay likes to play off the shoulder of the defender.


Crewe Alexandra


  1. ^ "Search results: Leitch-Smith". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Leitch-Smith joins Halifax". Crewe Alexandra F.C. 14 November 2008. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Latest moves......". Non-League Daily. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Club recall duo from Iceland". Crewe Mad. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Crewe recall striker". Sky Sports. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 
  6. ^ Morse, Peter (2 September 2009). "Teen duo recalled from loan in Iceland". Crewe Chronicle. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 
  7. ^ "Crewe 2 – 3 Bury". BBC Sport. 29 September 2009. Archived from the original on 3 October 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 

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