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Smith up for challenge

20 Dec 2012 21:49:11

Smith up for challenge

"I have been champing at the bit for quite a while now"

Matt Derbyshire’s return to Nottingham Forest could open up the door for Matt Smith who is keen to prove his worth with an extended spell leading the front line. Smith has been restricted to mainly making his mark from the substitutes' bench but now he sees this as his opportunity to shine.Smith said, “With Matt back at Forest and no immediate replacement from outside this club, there is a chance for me to get more time on the pitch and score some goals. There are lots of fixtures on the way which hopefully means I will have an opportunity to impress the manager. I certainly feel fit and raring to go. I have been champing at the bit for quite a while now to get out there and find some consistent scoring form. The reason Oldham signed me in the first place was because I was playing week-in, week-out and banging in the goals. It is what grabbed their attention and I want to replicate that form here.” “What I have found in this division is that everyone is capable of beating everyone else. We are close to Yeovil in the table, with only four points separating us, so it will probably come down to who performs on the day. I think it is important that we are quick out of the blocks and, most importantly of all, play the kind of football the manager wants us to play. Training has been very lively this week as everyone is striving to get out there and return to winning ways. We were disappointed to lose the last game, but the manager always tells us not to get too carried away with the highs or too down with the lows, so we have tried to put that disappointment behind us and focus on the next test.”

Source: Oldham Athletic Mad


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