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The familiar face Leeds should be plotting to sign this summer

Leeds United should look at bringing Matt Smith back, with their current strikers struggling for goals.

Leeds United must consider bringing Matt Smith back to the club this summer after the striker's fine run of form down in League One.

Leeds surprisingly offloaded Smith to Fulham this summer, but he has failed to make an impact at Craven Cottage and already appears to be surplus to requirements.

Smith has been sent out on loan to Bristol City by the London outfit, but he is still managing to show Leeds exactly what they are missing with some clinical displays for the League One leaders.

The powerful striker has scored 14 goals in his last 16 games for the Robins and his performances have been nothing short of spectacular.

His bludgeoning style has left defences across the third tier bewildered and it is hard not think that he wouldn't be an upgrade on what Leeds have in their own ranks.

Neil Redfearn has deployed a system which utilises a target-man and Smith would have been the perfect choice for that role.

At the moment Steve Morison occupies the striking spot in the Whites' starting line-up, but his lack of goals means that pressure is building on him.

Morison has played well over recent months, but he has not scored all season and unless the experienced frontman starts posing more of a threat, Redfearn could well be on the lookout for a new striker in the summer.

There looks to be few better options available than Smith. Although Leeds would not be able to buy him back, Fulham appear to have decided that he doesn't have a part to play

Kit Symons has a number of options available to him and Smith may well be loaned out again next year.

Considering he has enjoyed his time previously at Leeds he would likely find a move back there an appealing prospect and it is a transfer which the club should be seriously considering, as they have not been able to find a potent replacement for the 25-year-old since letting him go.

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