Smith: I Don't Want To Go

Last updated : 07 January 2004 By Kevin Markey
Smith said: "I've said it enough times that I don't want to go. But I hope my performances from now until the end of the season are what will count.

"It's easy to come out and say you don't want to leave and then put in a dire performance."

Referring to chief executive Trevor Birch's publicly-stated view that any player who did not want to play for the club should take his trade elsewhere, Smith insists there is 100% commitment to the Leeds United cause.

"There will be no sulking," he told Radio Aire.

"Trevor has already said he doesn't want people who don't want to be here to stay.

"But all the lads do want to stay and they want to do well under Eddie Gray.

"There are good players at this football club. It is a good club, and there's always going to be speculation about the players with the financial situation we are in.

"But Trevor has come out and reassured everybody that nobody is for sale. From a players' point of view and a fans' point of view, we can take his word for it."