AFC Bournemouth full back Adam Smith believes there is still more to come from him as the Cherries attempt to establish themselves in the top flight of English football.
Following his return to the south coast in January 2014, Smith initially had to show his patience in awaiting a chance to break into the squad.
With Simon Francis the ever dependable right back, Smith couldn’t break into the squad on a regular basis and throughout the Cherries Championship winning campaign, he filled in a number of roles showing his versatility.
But during AFC Bournemouth first ever season in the Premier League, Smith became a regular, due to the injury to Tommy Elphick which saw Simon Francis step across to centre back.
Smith went on to make 36 appearances before the 25 year old suffered a hernia problem which prematurely brought an end to his season.
Smith told afcb.co.uk…
‘Personally it`s been a good year for me, At the start of the season I got my chance and I felt I`ve helped the team avoid relegation – I’m pleased with some of my performances.
‘I think there is more to come from me though definitely, I`ve had to get used to the Premier League and I think we`re more comfortable with the division now, so I think we can all come back raring to go.
‘I`m pleased with the amount starts I`ve had, I hadn’t played many games before that so it was hard for me at first. It`s a shame I got injured towards the end of the season – I played for a few weeks with the injury but after the Manchester City game my body couldn`t take it. But we`re safe so that is all that matters.”
Smith better attacking threat now and Francis solid in the middle. I know people said we were on beach at the end of season and whilst no doubt intensity of our play dipped we missed smith and Arter whilst carried players returning from injury. – Join the conversation here.
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