Telford loanee Jay Smith not planning Tamworth return

Jay Smith

Smith made his Bucks debut against Mansfield on Saturday

AFC Telford United's new loan signing Jay Smith insists he will not be returning to Tamworth at the end of his spell with the Bucks.

The 30-year-old played his first game for Telford in their 0-0 draw against Mansfield on Saturday.

"The move came out of the blue. I was playing all the time at Tamworth," he told BBC Radio Shropshire.

"In my eyes I've moved to a bigger club. I'm not going back to Tamworth. My time there has finished now."

He continued: "I'll see how things go during my loan at Telford and hopefully everything will work out and I can stay here permanently."

Smith, who has played in the Football League for Notts County and Southend United, joined the Lambs after a short spell with Eastwood.

He joined on the same day as fellow Lambs midfielder Ashley Cain and their loan spells expire on 5 January.