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Newcastle's Smith explains reasons for dropping down a division

Newcastle United's Alan Smith joined League One MK Dons on loan until the end of the season because of their attractive style of play. "You have feelings about places sometimes," the 31 year old said when he was officially unveiled by the club at a press conference.

"The chairman and manager have a special feeling for this football club and when myself and my agent came down we both got that feeling as well.

"I've seen MK Dons play a few times this season and I've been very impressed with how Karl Robinson's teams set-up and how they play football, especially against QPR in the FA Cup.

"It's a football club which is building for the future and it was a decision which was so easy to make. As soon as you get belief about a place it's difficult to walk away, so fingers crossed that if things go well and we do get promoted something long-term can happen.

"This club has the potential, with or without me here, to get promoted this season. Looking beyond that you've seen how well the likes of Southampton, Brighton and Swansea have done once they went up, all trying to play football in the right way."

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