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MetiNews.Com - The striker admits it will be a strange start to the season behind closed doors
Breaking News ! Hamilton star Lewis Smith admits he'll miss taking pelters from rival fans when their Scottish Premiership campaign kicks-off tomorrow. The young striker heads to Celtic Park hoping to cause an upset in the East End of Glasgow, but with the game played behind closed doors he'll miss hearing the taunts that usually motivate him to perform on away days. Smith is entering his second season with first team after coming through the youth ranks at New Douglas Park. And although he’ll miss the atmosphere inside the big venues, but hopes he can give the supporters watching at home cause for celebration. The 20-year-old, who netted five times last term, told Lanarkshire Live Sport: “It will be a bit different without fans. “But we just need to get used to it and try to give our fans something to cheer about at home. “People like myself use opposition fans to motivate them. “If you are getting a bit of dog’s abuse, it makes you try a little bit harder so it could go either way.
." Fans will be forced to watch from home as Covid-19 restrictions prohibit large gatherings. Virtual season tickets will allow supporters to watch all home games via official club streaming services and a number of games – including Sunday’s clash – will also be shown live on Sky Sports. Smith added: “Last year, being my first season, I’d never experienced the atmosphere against the Old Firm before, but I loved it.
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“It’s what every footballer wants to play in front of. "It won’t be the same on Sunday, but I hope we use it to our advantage.”
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