Smith admits taking one for the team

Last updated : 14 September 2009 By Michael Morris
Smith was given a 2nd yellow for the offence, the second time he's been sent off playing against City in Cardiff. Last time was when he played for Premier League tabletoppers Leeds in 2002, City triumphed that day but not yesterday.

As horrible a charachter Smith can be be I wish we had someone who took on some responsibility yesterday and got stuck in. We are too nice and nice streetwise enough.

"I just thought I had to foul him - he was going to score," said Smith.

"It was a yellow card I had to take it for the team.

"To be fair, the first one was never a yellow - I've not even touched him - but I had to get on with it.

"I was sent off at Ninian Park for an elbow on Andy Legg - it's just one of those places!

"But it was a good three points for us. There was nothing in it - it was a good game. It was a good, honest battle.

"We want to keep winning," he added. "We've got to dig in.

"We didn't play as good football as we'd have liked, but that's what you've got to do to get three points."

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