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Matt Smith sends message to Leeds United fans

Fulham striker pleased with reception from Leeds supporters.

Leeds United's Chris Wood scores their first goalLeeds United's Chris Wood scores 

Leeds United denied Fulham a third successive win as New Zealand international striker Chris Wood netted a spectacular overhead kick.

Once again his opposite number Matt Smith failed to score against his former club, despite his recent good form.

Fulham's Matt Smith looks dejected after a missFulham's Matt Smith looks dejected after a miss

Smith had netted winning goals in both of Fulham's Championship games this season, but could not mark his return to Elland Road with a goal, or a victory.

The striker commented on Twitter after the 1-1 draw, and gave his view that Fulham were hard done by not to record a win.

He also addressed Leeds supporters, thanking the for the positive reception he received, commenting that he was humbled.


Smith did not depart Leeds with any ill feeling, unlike when Ross McCormack quit the Whites for Fulham, and his efforts at Elland Road were generally appreciated, even though he was never a prolific striker for the club.

The attacker also had kind words for teammate Ryan Sessegnon, who at just 16 was a surprise starter for the away side.

The teenager evidently has a bright future in the game, and winning over the support of experienced pro's like Smith shows the impact he is quickly making.

Fulham's Ryan SessegnonFulham's Ryan Sessegnon

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