Ex-Leeds star and Bristol City loanee Matt Smith admits it's been frustrating time since joining Fulham

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Former Leeds United striker Matt Smith has received a lack of first-team chances since leaving Elland Road to join Fulham.

Matt Smith may already be starting to regret his move from Leeds United this summer. 

The target-man centre-forward left Elland Road to join Fulham during the previous transfer window, but his time with the London club has been 'frustrating' by his own admission. 

Smith has played just three times for Fulham since arriving there back in August and he has already been loaned out to Bristol City after seemingly being deemed surplus to requirements. 

It has been a tough time for Smith to deal with and he admits that is nice to be playing football again after spending most of his time on the substitutes' bench after departing Leeds. 

"It’s been a frustrating couple of months with a distinct lack of opportunities on the pitch, so it’s pleasing the manager [Steve Cotterill] has shown some faith in me with two starts so far," he said to Bristol City's official site

“I want to be hitting the back of the net again and get my confidence and form up once more."

Smith is yet to hit the back of the net for his new League One club, but he will be hoping to show the sort of form that made him a hit at Leeds soon.

Many were disappointed when the 25-year-old was placed up for sale by the Whites as they felt that he had still had something to offer the side. 

Smith scored 13 times for Leeds last season and had established himself as a first-team regular at the club. 

It proves that he could be a real asset in the third-tier for Bristol City if they can rekindle him back to his best.

Smith's current loan deal lasts until January 25th and it remains to be seen whether the move could become a permanent one. 

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