POSH INTERVIEW: Smith desperate to end goal drought

Michael Smith (right) badly wants a goal.
Michael Smith (right) badly wants a goal.
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Peterborough United defender Michael Smith is determined to cash in on the current Posh goal-rush.

Smith’s last goal for Posh arrived 431 days ago in October last year away at Crawley and despite finding himself in some goalscoring positions (six yards out at Scunthorpe springs to mind) the 27 year-old has still yet to find the net this season.

Fellow Posh defender Callum Elder has already opened his goal account for the season and Smith is keen to do the same.

He said: “It is an open game that me and Callum are playing at the minute and we both like to get forward and provide width. It is a joy to play in this team with young lads who are all full of confidence.”

“I am chasing a goal to get level with Callum and we will probably have a bet to see who will get the most by the end of the season. It is great to have that friendly competition between us.”

Posh approach the Christmas fixtures in a great run of form having only dropped two points in their last five league games.

Smith said: “Christmas is a crucial period when you have so many games in a short space of time. It is important to eat well and ensure your recovery process is good.”

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill has visited the ABAX in recent weeks after guiding his side to the European Championships next year and Smith admits that his international dream is still alive.

Smith said: “It’s nice to hear that the national manager has been paying attention to me but club football is my main focus. France next year is always in the back of my mind and the gaffer has been pushing me to try and get in the squad.”