Alan Smith: “You want to prove to people, and to yourself, that you’re still a good player.
“I’ve got 19 England caps, not one or two, so I must be able to play a bit.
“But the longer it goes on, you lose your identity. I’m not happy just to stay and pick up my wages – it’s not what I’m about.
“I can talk to other clubs with my contract being up, and if I go, wages won’t come into consideration.
“I can still do a job in the Premier League or the Championship – I just need that chance.”