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Smyth hopes to celebrate in style

25 April 2019

Paul Smyth is hoping he can sign off in style with one of his back flip celebrations and help Stanley secure their League One status against Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.

The QPR loan striker has been with the Reds since January and has scored three goals, including a vital second goal against Doncaster on Tuesday in the 2-1 win.

He is set to return to QPR in the summer after signing a new deal recently although the manager has changed with Steve McClaren leaving at the beginning of April.

Stanley need one point to guarantee League One football next season and Smyth is hoping he can play a big part.

"The Doncaster win was massive because a lot of the teams around us won on Monday," said the 21-year-old.

"We knew it was a massive game going into it so the three points were huge for us.

"I was pleased to score, I have always done the back flip celebration and I think people expect it now. It took a lot of practise on a trampoline when I was younger and then I had to switch it to the floor with a few bumps and bruises!

"It's my signature now and it would be great to do it in the final home game of the season in front of our fans.

"Our fans give us a massive lift, that's what you play football for, they get behind you, motivate and push you and hopefully we can get over the line on Saturday."

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH PAUL SMYTH IN SATURDAY'S PROGRAMME


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