Date: 21st October 2016 at 8:28am
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Former Tottenham Hotspur youth team graduate and now AFC Bournemouth full back Adam Smith is looking forward to facing his boyhood club.

Despite coming through the youth ranks at White Hart Lane, Adam Smith also shares a long association with AFC Bournemouth.

Smith was first signed by Eddie Howe in September 2010 on a youth loan from Tottenham and went on to make 42 appearances for the Cherries that season.

AFC Bournemouth reached the League One play-offs during that campaign, with Smith’s final game for the Cherries coming at Huddersfield as Lee Bradbury’s side were knocked out on penalties.

Smith would go on to join MK Dons, Leeds United, Millwall and Derby County on loan before Howe signed him for a second time in January 2014 for a reported fee of just £250,000.

Since re-joining AFC Bournemouth, Smith has made 85 appearances for the club.

Smith told the Daily Echo

‘…I was a Tottenham fan and all my family support them so it will be a nice day for them – but the most important thing is for us to get the win…’

“The idea was to come here and play and hopefully get back to the Premier League, It`s great that I`ve been able to do that with Bournemouth. And to play Spurs is special for me.

“I am improving with every game. As long as I keep performing well and looking after myself then I feel the way I am playing, I could have a chance (of receiving an England call).

“I just need to concentrate on continuing to play well and hopefully I can get in.”

Your Say…

afcb.czech wrote…

‘Nine Englishmen – but not one deemed worthy of a call-up’

Adam Smith gets forgotten, but I think he ought to be in with a shout too.
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