International Star Poised For Imps Switch

Last updated : 13 October 2009 By Peter Muxlow

Bermudian wide man Khanu Smith is set to test his skills against League Two opposition soon after beeing offered a short term deal by Chris Sutton.

The Imps rookie boss has been busy putting his own stamp on the City squad, but Khanu Smith was on trial before the ex England striker donned the bosses hat at the Bank. However the tricky winger has so far impressed Sutton with his attitiude and ability.

The deal would run until January, but it  is dependent on securing international clearance.

Sutton feels that Smith has assetts that can help Lincoln push on up the division.

"Khano has certainly impressed me in the last 10 days," said ex Chelsea man Sutton

"He's direct, he has a good attitude to training, his fitness levels are good and there is definitely potential there."

"He has a trick and he can go past people, so weighing it all up, he certainly has something to offer."

However in a similar vein to his description of Jamie Clark on Saturday, Sutton confessed they would like to opportunity to develop Smiths game.

"Of course, there are aspects of his game he has to work on and he knows that."

"But what impresses me about him is that he wants to learn and he is willing to work."

"Offering him a contract until January gives us a good chance to work with him further – whether he will stay beyond that is something we will then assess."

"But it's a good opportunity for him."

Smith will become Sutton's first permanent signing off the back of two loan deals: one for Fulhams Adam Watts and another for Southampton midfielder Anthony Pulis.