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Adam's delight

Posted on 5 August 2008  - 12:00

Adam Smith could hardly find the words to describe his feelings following coming off the bench to play a key role in our 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.

Adam's delight

Adam Smith could hardly find the words to describe his feelings following coming off the bench to play a key role in our 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.

The 17-year-old right-back supplied a perfect cross for Jamie O'Hara to tap home to seal success at the Feyenoord Jubileum Tournament.

Adam has come all the way through the Club's Academy system to be rewarded with a place in Juande Ramos' pre-season squad, and for him it is like a dream come true.

He said: "Coming on and setting up a goal, I was absolutely buzzing. At first I was going to shoot, but then I saw Jamie screaming and thought I'd just slide it in, and luckily he scored.

"The gaffer just told me to go on and play my normal game, keep it simple. So I went on, did just that and tried to relax.

"You make your first touch, the nerves start to go, and after a while you find that you're playing your normal game.

"It's such a buzz for me to get a reception like that off the fans. I've been at this Club for 10 years now, and to finally be involved with the first team is unbelievable.

"I'm still in a little bit of shock that I was out with the first team, training with these quality players. It's great for me.

"I'm feeling like a better player for the experience and it will only help me in my career as I try to kick on."