New boss Craig Parry has added a number of key signings to the squad, including familiar faces from his former club Pontefract.
And Smith believes those players, as well as more experience, will stand Tigers in good stead.
“The players that they have brought in, I knew of before anyway,” he said. “They’re a class bunch, they’re a good group of lads as well.
“Obviously coming from Pontefract they’ve been winning things; they will bring that winning mentality to us, which can only be exciting for everyone at the club.”
“I, personally, can take the experience from playing in this league and I think a lot of us last year didn’t have that.
“So to take the experience I have now, and there are a few experienced guys here as well who know what it takes to win things, I don’t think we will have any problems winning football matches.
“It’s a new group this year; you can easily see they're going to be an enjoyable group to be around.
“Everyone seems down to earth, and they look like they're ready to get the season underway.”
And Smith is keen to play more games next season after missing most of the previous campaign following a collarbone break.
“I think having been sidelined for most of last season, it is making me more eager to get back out there,” he added.
“I’ve mostly missed playing and being around everyone during lockdown. “I don’t think I really recovered from [the collarbone break] last season, so I finished the campaign even earlier.
“I’m glad they have decided to stick with me this year, and I’m ready to get going again.”