QPR striker Matt Smith has said that he's not happy with the label of being 'an impact sub'.
The former Leeds United and Fulham striker has struggled to break into the starting IXI for the Hoops this term, and while he's been incredibly effective of the bench, he says he feels he's more influential in the starting line-up.
Speaking to QPR's official website, he said: "I am pleased with the goal return in the minutes I have been given but I would like to start games more regularly, as I’m sure all the strikers do,” he said.
“It’s up to me to show what I’m capable of when I am given my opportunity and try to keep my place in the side.”
Speaking of his reputation as 'an impact sub' he said: "You don’t want to be labelled with that tag.
“First and foremost I want to be influencing games and contributing to the team which I feel I have been doing.
“For my own personal development I want to be starting games from the get-go. I feel throughout my career I have always been more influential in games when I have started them.
“I have to show the manager that I can do both sides of the game – with and without the ball – consistently. If he sees that I am sure I’ve got a good chance.”