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Experience the key: Smith targets further Accies landmarks

(Pic courtesy of Steve Welsh)

By Nickolas McInally – 10th September 2021

Attacker Lewis Smith has revealed he is determined to use the experience of his previous 50 appearances to help him reach further milestones in an Accies shirt. 

Speaking ahead of our match with Arbroath, Smith revealed his aims for the rest of the season. 

He said: “50 appearances is a fantastic achievement to me. I have gained a lot of experience during that time and looking ahead that is experience that I want to use to help me to make as many appearances as possible for this club.”

Smith, himself an Accies fan, marked his 50th appearance for the club by notching the winner as we secured our first league victory of the season against Queen of the South. 

The 21-year-old was delighted to share this moment with his fellow supporters. 

He said: “I was delighted with the goal, it being a winner made it even more special because it meant we got that first win in the league under our belt. I was delighted for the team rather than me personally. 

“Scoring in front of our fans was fantastic. They have been away for so long and to give them a moment like that made the occasion extra special for me.”

The Academy graduate faced a lengthy spell on the side-lines last year through injury. However, is now delighted to be back playing and scoring goals. 

He said: “Last year wasn’t a great year for me personally but this year I am just thankful I have been able to get appearances under my belt early doors and I am hoping to build on that during the rest of the season.”

(Pic courtesy of Steve Welsh)

As Smith and his Accies teammates prepare for their return to action the attacker revealed the squad is desperate to showcase the hard work from training. 

He said: “Since our last game we have been training very hard. It goes without saying but the more sessions we have with the gaffer the better chance he has to put his ideas across and hopefully we can show what we have been working on this Saturday.”

However, Smith is expecting a very difficult match. 

He said: “The aim doesn’t change for us; we still target three points in every game regardless of who it is against. Arbroath are in form and flying. They have picked up some really good results but hopefully we can put a stop to that come Saturday.”

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