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Loan danger for Lions as Smith shines

2 January 2013

What the Daily Mirror said

Adam Smith's winner for Millwall against Bristol City may mean he will not be returning to south London after his loan runs out.
The right-back's superb volley gave the Lions a deserved victory but with his loan from Tottenham up on January 25 (sic), he is likely to have caught the eye of several Premier League clubs.
Spurs boss Andre Villa-Boas said he has had enquiries from top-flight sides about the 21-year-old and his Lions counterpart Kenny Jackett realises he could lose Smith.
"We haven't spoken to Spurs yet, but are very pleased with him," he said.
"It doesn't surprise me others are interested in him, he has a lot of quality as he can get forward and his crossing ability is good.
He has a profile with playing for England U21s as well but I am pleased for him scoring the goal.
It was great to get a win after two losses and we were that dominant in the first half perhaps we could have been further ahead. But finishing is such a big part of the game and that's why it costs so much money."
Dany N'Guessan's first goal of the season gave Millwall the lead before City boss Derek McInnes made a double change before the break.
The switch from 3-4-3 to 4-4-2 worked dividends and the Robins levelled through Jon Stead, only for Smith to grab all three points.
"In the second half we just didn't turn up," said City assistant manager Tony Docherty.
"In that system you need to pass but we didn't pass and we didn't retain the ball up top.
But we made a couple of subs and from that point on we were probably the better team.
At 1-1, I thought only one team was going to win it but we have been undone by a second phase of a set play and that loses us the game, so there is real disappointment at that."

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