50 Up For Smudger

Last updated : 27 October 2003 By Kevin Markey
It was also at the exact same ground where as a 17-year-old he made his debut as a second half substitute and scored with his first touch in a 3-1 victory back in November 1998.

It took Smith 164 full appearances to reach his achievement and Peter Reid told the official Leeds website:"Against Manchester United last week we didn't create much but against Blackburn we got them in the box a lot and he missed a few chances.

"We had a chat about it and I said don't worry about it, just keep getting in there and that's what we've been working on. He's got there and he's got his goal.

"If he keeps getting in there he will get on the end of things and get his chances. He does a lot of work outside the box and we're just trying to get him to make more of those runs and get inside the box.

"It was a great goal, Pennant was tremendous in the build up to it and that was very pleasing."