Milner: Smith must play striker for Newcastle
Milner told the Evening Chronicle: "That's his position and the one he's played in all of his life.
"I've seen a lot of him up front after coming through the ranks at Leeds and playing alongside him.
"That's his best position.
"But because he's such a genuine lad, he will play in any position he is asked.
"He can do that job in midfield because he's got so much energy."