Tommy Smith says he’ll be more than happy to answer another call from Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins!

The 21-year-old former Manchester City defender made his debut in the 1-0 Capital One Cup third-round defeat at Hull six days ago.

That followed spots on the bench for last season’s FA Cup third-round tie at Charlton and this term’s Championship game at Barnsley.

“While I didn’t come on in either of those matches, the experience I gained was very valuable,” said Smith, who played centre-half at Hull but can also fill either full-back berth.

“It was brilliant to play against Hull, and I’m very grateful to the manager and his staff for giving me the opportunity.

“But the result was a disappointment, and that put a bit of a dampener on my own personal accolade.”

 

One-time Tranmere junior Smith, who joined Town after his release by City in 2012, added: “It was a great test playing against a Premier League side at a Premier League stadium.

“I am used to playing development games against fringe players as such.

“I know I will have to be patient and bide my time, but if the manager calls on me again, I’ll be ready!”