Pacy striker Tyler Smith joined the Tigers in late August 2021 and went straight into the first team for his debut against Bournemouth, adding pace and hard work to City’s Championship forward line. Although he worried opposition defenders with his pace Tyler found goals hard to come by at the start of his City career and a series of niggly injuries also didn’t help. He scored his first goal for the Tigers in the FA Cup against Everton and followed that up with a League goal agsinst Grant McCann’s Peterborough United. But Tyler ended his first season at City on the sidelines after the emergence of Iranian loan striker Allahyar Sayyadmanesh.
A glut of international signings during the 2022 close season didn’t prevent Smith from starting City’s first Championship game of the season against Bristol City and he contributed a goal in late August with a fine finish against QPR.
Tyler Gavin Junior Smith was born and raised in Sheffield and joined the Sheffield United academy as a youngster. He joined the professional ranks at the Blades in 2017 and began a series of loans in 2018 that developed him as a first team player. In the first half of the 2018/19 season Smith was loaned to Conference National side Barrow where he scored 11 times in 24 appearances. He then spent the second half of that season at Doncaster Rovers – at the time managed by Grant McCann, the boss who signed him at City. Smith score twice in 14 appearances for Doncaster, then spent the 2019/20 season at Bristol Rovers (5 goals in 28 appearances) and Rochdale (1 goal in four appearances).
Tyler spent the 2020/21 season at Swindon Town, scoring 7 goals in his first 11 appearances and ending the season with 10 goals from 26 matches. In August 2021 Smith finally made his first team debut for Sheffield United in a League Cup tie against Carlisle United, three weeks later he transferred from the Blades to Hull City for an undisclosed fee.
Date/Place of Birth: 4 December 1998, Sheffield
Hull City First Game: 28 August 2021, Bournemouth H (Championship), 22 years, 267 days old
Hull City Final Game: [current player]
Sheffield United (2017-2021), Barrow (2018-2019, loan), Doncaster Rovers (2019, loan), Bristol Rovers (2019-2020, loan), Rochdale (2020, loan), Swindon Town (2020-2021, loan), Hull City (2021-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 30 apps, 3 goalsTyler Smith
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