Smith looking forward to rekindling McCormack partnership at Fulham

Ross McCormack warming up for Leeds United

Matt Smith says that he is looking forward to linking back with Ross McCormack, who he played with at Leeds United, when he starts at Fulham.

Matt Smith says that he is looking forward to linking up with Ross McCormack again at Fulham.

Smith completed a move to the Cottagers for around £750,000 from Leeds United yesterday, and he is already looking forward to the reunion with his former Elland Road teammate.

“Obviously Ross is a player I know very well,” Smith said in his first interview with Fulham’s official website. “We formed a good partnership with one another last season and hopefully we’ll see that again at Craven Cottage. It’s a partnership I hope will come to fruition again.

“We’ve both come in and it’s up to us to prove our worth. There are a lot of good players in the squad, and I’m looking forward to working with them all. I scored a decent amount of goals last season, and hopefully I can continue that here at Fulham.”

McCormack’s transfer earlier in the window created much media attention, largely down to the £11 million fee that the London club paid to acquire last season’s Championship top scorer.

It was a figure that seemed to indicate just how inflated the market was, but even at that time it was evident how highly Smith rated McCormack from his goodbye message on Twitter.

The striker bid farewell to McCormack after his move to Craven Cottage had gone through with an endearing message which can be seen below.

 

Over the course of last season Smith and McCormack combined to score 40 goals and create 15 assists for other teammates.

Their partnership was a major reason that the Whites avoided the drop, and they will be hoping to rekindle this form at their new club.

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Smith has rather jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire by leaving Leeds, though. Whilst the Yorkshire club are seemingly on the verge of turmoil, Fulham are also in a worrying time after failing to win in any of their first five Championship games following their relegation from the Premier League last season.

It will now be Smith’s task to fire the goals that can push his new side up the table and get them into promotion contention so they can live up to their billing as one of the title favourites.

Will Smith and McCormack be as effective at Fulham as they were at Leeds?

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