Tooting & Mitcham starlet Dorian Smith admits he is on cloud nine after securing a contract with Championship heavyweights Charlton Ath-letic.

The 20-year-old, whose silky skills have aided the Terrors' Ryman League Division One South promotion charge this season, signed for the London club on Monday.

And the midfielder confessed that the recent weeks had been something of a blur.

"It has been a crazy six weeks to be honest," Smith said.

"I cannot believe this is happening. I have always had faith in my ability but it is nice for others to tell you you're good."

Smith has signed until the end of the season after impressing Addicks coaching staff while on trial.

Part of the deal will see Smith loaned back to the Terrors for the title run-in.

Smith said: "Tooting boss Billy Smith is good friends with Alan Pardew and he told him to come and have a look at me. Then I went on trial there and I did well.

"If Tooting are playing, I will play for them.

"If they are not, I will play for Charlton."

The Peckham youngster will be hoping to follow the trail blazed by former Dulwich Hamlet star Chris Dickson, who made the move to the Valley 12 months ago.

Smith added: "Chris set the target for everyone in non-League football.

"I can learn a lot from him. He proved it was possible to make the jump.

"I just need to put my head down and concentrate.

"I will be working on my fitness; looking at what I am eating. I will not let anything distract me from my goal."