When the Imps signed Khano Smith from New York Red Bulls in October 2009. He came on a short term deal having impressed the hopeless Chris Sutton during a ten day trial. He appeared to have all the qualities the Imps were looking for. He’d played international football (for Bermuda) and had scored 15 goals in 28 games for the oddly named Dandy Town Hornets before stepping up to the MLS.
Standing at six feet and three inches and weighing about four stone wet through he didn’t look like a league two footballer, and from the outset it was apparent he wasn’t. In his five outings for Lincoln he was consistently the worst player on the pitch by a mile, but as I’ve mentioned elsewhere he still kept young Sam Clucas in the stands The FA Cup tie with Northwich stands out for me where Smith wasn’t just ineffective but he may as well not even have turned up. Bear in mind we won that game, essentially with ten men.
He was unsurprisingly released once his three month trial expired and he sloped back off to America to play first for New England Revolution then the Bermuda Hogges. He never really got his career back on track after his dismal outing in England and the last we heard of him was assistant manager of Orlando Pride Womens Team.