Rams hoping to re-sign Smith

22 March 2010 05:48
Derby County are in the process of trying to bring Portsmouth striker/winger Tommy Smith back to Pride Park Tommy Smith receives his Player of the Year trophy from Stefano Eranio during his first spell with Derby CountyNigel Clough has been outlining his plans to bring Tommy Smith back to Pride Park from troubled Portsmouth.Smith now 29 is one of a number of players that Portsmouth are looking to loan or sell in their bid to get their finances in order. However the former Rams player was in the Portsmouth side that dramatically won 3-2 at the weekend against Hull City. Smith was also on the score sheet in that game and may now figure in the squad for the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.The FA Cup game could prove to be the stumbling block when negotiations for the services of Smith continue. Nigel Clough has confirmed that he has made an inquiry for Smith, with a view to taking him on loan until the end of the season.Smith first joined the Rams in 2004 and stayed with the Rams until 2006, Playing ninty games for Derby County and scoring twenty goals during that period, making him a crowd favourite