Rotherham striker Michael Smith is on fire in League One with his most recent goal coming in a 5-1 rout of Sunderland. Smith hesitated before wheeling away to do the Alan Shearer celebration. He did so once again after he scored his second of the game and 12th of the season putting him atop the League One scoring charts. Smith is a boyhood Newcastle fan and was proud of being part of beating their archrivals, Sunderland.
“It was for my missus because she’s from Sunderland! Her mum and step-dad are massive Sunderland fans and season ticket holders at the Stadium of Light,” Rotherham striker Michael Smith said. “But then my mates jumped on it, as did a lot of people on Twitter. It’s always nice to score against Sunderland, though!”
“I’d go to Newcastle as a kit man one day!” he added. “They have made an exciting appointment in Eddie Howe but he’s going to need a few transfer windows before you can judge him, but he’s got a massive task on his hands keeping them in the Premier League. He’s got the tools with the takeover and hopefully, they’ll back him in the transfer window. I know that [valuation] was tongue-in-cheek, but I think it helps massively, especially as a striker, to know that the manager believes in you, believes in your ability and, even if you have a few bad games, he’s always going to be there for you.”