Sean Davis has expressed his doubt over Matt Smith’s ability to score goals for Fulham in his column on the club’s official website.
The 25-year-old striker joined Fulham from fellow Championship outfit Leeds United in the summer transfer window, but he struggled to make a huge impact at Craven Cottage.
Smith was sent out on loan to League One outfit Bristol City in November, and he has regained his scoring touch at the Ashton Gate Stadium, recently netting four goals against Gillingham away from home in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Southern Area Final.
The former Oldham Athletic and Leeds star is due to return to Fulham at the end of January, but Davis is not sure how successful Smith will be for Kit Symons’s side.
“One person who is scoring goals is Matt Smith out on loan at Bristol City,” the 35-year-old former Fulham midfielder wrote in his column on the club’s official website.
“He’s due back at the club at the end of the month so Kit Symons could look at that situation and think “yeah, he’s scoring goals” but, on the other hand, he’s in the league below and it’s a big step up from League One to the Championship.
“But Kit might think he can come back and do a job for us, give us another option. He’s scoring goals, he’s confident and he’s a different option.”
The League One is indeed inferior to the Championship, but Smith has regained his confidence and is scoring goals again.
There is no harm in Symons showing some faith in the summer signing and giving him more chances when he returns to Fulham.
Fulham have been struggling for goals in recent weeks, and Smith’s form at City provides them with some hope.