Last updated : 06 January 2005 By editor

Saha with praise for Alan Smith, "It's a difficult job but his strength is unbelievable. He has everything to make it a bad time for defenders. He keeps the ball very well.

"He is a great signing for us. You know in that role you don't get many opportunities but you have to keep the ball and make sure your team gets the chances. He is doing that very well.

"You have to take the bumps and bruises and have to be a tough guy and he is perfect for that."