Matt Smith prepared to face former club Leeds, comments on 'rollercoaster ride'

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Fulham striker Matt Smith faces former club Leeds tonight.

Fulham striker Matt Smith has spoken to the club's official website ahead of tonight's clash with Leeds, who are of course Smith's former club.

The 25-year-old target man has just returned from a loan spell with Bristol City, and after scoring 13 goals in 20 games for the Robins, he's back in Kit Symons' side.

With two goals in his last two games, Smith is starting to find his feet for Fulham - and beginning to justify the fee Fulham paid for him back in September.

The Cottagers reportedly paid £500,000 to lure Smith down to West London, and whilst he made a slow start to life at Craven Cottage, Smith is finally proving his worth.

Tonight, Smith will be looking to make it three games in a row on the scoresheet as he faces former club Leeds United in a crucial Championship clash.

For Smith, it's something of a meteoric rise from non-league football, having risen from the likes of New Mills, Redditch United, Littleton, Droylsden and Solihull Moors to playing at Elland Road and Craven Cottage.

Smith spoke to the Fulham official website about his time at Leeds and what he calls a 'rollercoaster ride' from non-league football to where he is now - which was largely helped by two goals for Oldham against Liverpool in an FA Cup tie back in January 2013.

"The Liverpool game was one of those that transformed my career. I went from obscurity to headline news," said Smith. "It was incredible. All these things have a knock-on effect and that led to the Leeds move. I had a good season there and now I’m here. It’s been a wild rollercoaster ride so far but I’ve absolutely loved it," he added.

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