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Smith: Very important season for me

Smith: Very important season for me

AFC Bournemouth full back Adam Smith is determined to break his way into the Cherries starting line up this season.

Last season he made ten appearances for Championship side Derby County whilst on loan from Tottenham Hotspur. But after previously agreeing a full season loan, his contract was terminated by mutual consent on 30th November, enabling the Cherries to make a permanent bid for the popular right back.

In January 2014, Smith signed a three and a half year contract at Dean Court with Smith set to offer strong competition to regular full back Simon Francis.

However Smith found the going difficult.

Francis started all but one game last season and was arguably the sides most consistent performer in the Championship last term.

With the exception of the final game of the season away at Millwall, where Francis was a half time substitute, the Cherries reliable right back had played every minute of every game for the entire 2013/14 season.

Francis had made 80 consecutive appearances for the Cherries, boosting his overall appearances for the club to 127 from 130 available matches since joining the club in November 2011.

Smith told the Daily Echo...

"This is a very important season for me. I need to be playing because I`m not getting any younger and my aim is still to get into the Premier League.

"With what I have shown before, I believe I am very capable of getting there but I need a good season of pure games and that`s what I`m looking to do...'

'...When I went to Derby, I didn`t start straight away because I didn`t have much of a pre-season with Tottenham. It took me a good few games to get fit and then Nigel Clough got sacked.

"I made a big decision to leave Spurs and I was hoping to get in the (Cherries) team after a few weeks but Franno (Simon Francis) and the rest of the squad were doing so well so it was hard...'


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Writer:DJ
Date:Tuesday July 15 2014
Time: 8:55AM

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