Watch: young defender Nathan Smith says he is still learning

Watch: young defender Nathan Smith says he is still learning

Defender Nathan Smith says “you’ve got to learn when to play” as he continues his football education in League Two.

The 22 year-old has been ever-present this season but his form has fluctuated as has his partners in central defence.

I think you’ve got to learn what you got to do against certain strikers and put that into practice…

However, the youth team graduate says he is still learning his craft and coming to terms with League Two football.

Smith told the official Port Vale website: “I’ll have different goals going into next year than I did this year and obviously the year previously. I think you’ve got to learn when to play and who you’re playing against more.

“You can’t win every battle against everyone, obviously in League Two there’s different strikers you come up  against.

“Akinfenwa and Reed they’re two big strikers. You’ve got the nippier strikers, I think you’ve got to learn what you got to do against certain strikers and put that into practice.”

The video is from the official Port Vale website.

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