Smith eyes Brighton starting slot

25 November 2010 12:53
Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Jamie Smith is aiming to win a regular first team place after winning praise from manager Gus Poyet.The Uruguayan hailed the impact the 20-year-old had as a substitute in the 0-0 draw with Southampton on Tuesday. [LNB]Smith told BBC Sussex: "It's the biggest game I've played in. It's good to get praised by the manager. [LNB]"We've got loads of good midfield players but as long as I do my best I can get myself in the team." [LNB]The former Crystal Palace youngster started the first three league games this season, but since then has been limited to six appearances off the bench.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] He said: "It's not always nice being sub every week. Last season I played two games so this season I've done a lot better. [LNB]"When you play a few games and play in the big stadiums you want to play as many games as you can." [LNB]Brighton welcome FC United of Manchester to Withdean Stadium this weekend in the FA Cup second round. [LNB]"It's a big game to play in. If we get through I'd love to go and play at Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge," he said. [LNB]"It's what everyone wants to do."

Source: BBC_Sport