Newcastle boss Keegan happy with Smith form
"But our front two have had to fight and battle for scraps and I think the two of them have done well considering.
"Alan hasn't scored goals and if you judge him by that you'd say he hasn't done very well. But if you look at his work-rate, his enthusiasm, I thought first half, he was just about the best player on the park.
"He got us a lot of possession which was probably 50:50 or 60:40 their favour. I like him, I like his character. Every club needs an Alan Smith around - bubbly, lively, bright and who cares."