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Tommy Smith: I don't mind who scores as long as Huddersfield Town win

The right-back got the only goal of his career so far at Reading last season

Huddersfield Town training at Canalside, Leeds Road, Huddersfield, 20.09.16: Tommy Smith.
Tommy Smith during training with Huddersfield Town

Tommy Smith will step out at the scene of his only goal for Huddersfield Town saying: “Another would be nice, but I’d sooner have another win.”

David Wagner’s side face Reading at the Madejski Stadium top of the Championship and chasing a seventh victory in nine league games this term.

Jaap Stam’s Royals are eighth, unbeaten in seven in all competitions and eager to make it three wins in the spin and five in six outings.

Right-back Smith’s goal came in last season’s FA Cup third-round replay in Berkshire, where Town lost 5-2 after being two up before Jonathan Hogg’s sending off.

“Obviously football is all about goals, and we all like scoring them,” said Smith, 24, who has made 118 Town appearances.

“I’d like another to my name, but it’s not something I'm losing sleep about. My main concern is that someone scores.

“In my position, an assist is a big thing, and it was good to get one against QPR (beaten 2-1 by Town at the John Smith’s Stadium last Saturday).

Former Manchester City player Smith is enjoying his role in head coach David Wagner’s full-throttle system.

“I often find myself a lot higher up the field than a traditional full-back.” he explained.

“It means I can get into good positions and look to get the ball into the danger area.

“But I need to be good defensively as well as going forward. We want clean sheets too.

“The manager wants both things from men and I'm more than happy to try and do both.”


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