Leeds United are to offer Matt Smith a new contract after talks between the club and the player yesterday, as reported by Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post.
More news: I understand that Leeds are to offer Matt Smith a new contract after talks yesterday. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 15, 2014
Smith became a key player last season after joining the club on a free transfer from Oldham last summer. He signed an initial two year deal, a time span representing the fact that he was something of a risk for the Elland Road club.
His improvement last season was immense, and he finished the year as the club’s second top scorer, with 12 goals to his name in the Championship. His goal against Derby County on the last day of the season symbolised his improvement, as he swept home a sweet finish after a deft touch allowed him to beat the defender.
Leeds looked far better with Smith returned to the starting lineup against Accrington Stanley in the League Cup on Tuesday night. His introduction from the substitute’s bench against Millwall also improved the team’s display in the second half.