Shearer Ponders Smith's Inclusion!

Last updated : 22 April 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
The former Leeds youngster is another who has missed large chunks of the season through injury, restricting him to just four appearances this campaign, but Shearer is convinced the 28-year-old can play a big part in the run-in.

Shearer: "I was very pleased with Alan when he came on.

"It was the first time he's played for a while and his energy levels were very good.

"He came on and did a job and I was happy with him. I've spoken to him and he is desperate to play his part.

"It's a case of number of games with Alan though, because he's not played a tremendous amount.

"But he will play a part and we'll have to wait and see whether that's from the start or coming from the bench."