Boreham Wood have added to their ranks with the addition of former Premier League trialist Kane Smith.

The 21-year-old put pen to paper on a two-year deal on Wednesday and has joined up with his new team-mates at a pre-season training camp in Devon.

Smith, who joins from Hitchin Town, was delighted to have completed the move after a prolonged period of negotiations with the Meadow Park club.

"I am ecstatic, I am really looking forward to getting down and playing football for Boreham Wood," he told the club website.

"I had a deep conversation with Luke [Garrard] and he expressed how much he wanted to come and join the club, the standard of football here is really high and I cannot wait to get started."

Smith's considerable talent led to him being monitored by Crystal Palace and West Bromich Albion in 2015.

He was offered a trial with the Eagles, while Sunderland, Charlton, Sheffield Wednesday and Bristol City also reportedly made enquiries.

The right-back hopes to provide an attacking outlet from defence and feels he has the qualities required to thrive at the Wood.

He said: "I am quick, I like to get the ball down and play and I like to avoid going long where possible, I like to play with the ball and get forward.

"I think that I can bring a lot of pace and excitement to the club, I want to play regularly and see where it takes me.

"I think the team is looking really strong and there is no reason why we can't challenge for the play-offs."

A string of fine performances led to Smith winning the players' player and supporters' player of the season for Hitchin in 2016.

Wood manager Luke Garrard believes he has secured a player who can have a big impact.

"Kane is a very good, up-and-coming full-back," Garrard said. "He plied his trade in the Southern Premier League with Hitchin last year and had a very successful season, a lot of people speak very highly of him.

"He is young and has a lot to learn, but he has the credentials to progress and I am hopeful he can do that.

"He was very keen on coming, he knows that this is his next step and he will bypass a league on the way, so it is going to be very interesting to see how he gets on."