48 minutes played in two months: Is leaving Leeds a disaster for Matt Smith?

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Matt Smith has played only 48 minutes for Fulham since signing on deadline day from Leeds United. Did he make the wrong choice?

Months after signing a new contract to stay at Leeds, Matt Smith was sold by the club on deadline day.

Smith signed for Fulham for a fee in the region of £500,000 after scoring 14 goals for the Championship side.

To date however the past two months have been immensely disappointing for the 25-year-old, who is yet to find the back of the net for his new club.

It has been a two month spell which has not worked out at all well for Smith, starting with his debut.

He was sent off after only 18 minutes in a 3-0 loss at Fulham for a poor challenge which left his team playing with 10 men for almost the entire game. Certainly not the best start.

Since then he has struggled to get a look-in, playing in only two more matches.

The last of these came on October 21, in a 3-3 draw with Rotherham United in which he came off the bench for the final eight minutes.

In total he has amassed only 48 minutes of football for his new club, and has no goals, no assists, and one red card.

Signed by Felix Magath, it appears he is clearly not in the plans of new boss Kit Symons, and needs a big turnaround in fortunes.

He played more at Leeds in the opening three weeks of the season than he has done at Fulham, and it would not even be a surprise at this rate to see him loaned out or moved on in January if his non-selection persists.

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