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Portsmouth signing Smith determined to prove Premiership class

Former Watford striker Tommy Smith is determined to prove he's Premiership class for Portsmouth.

Smith could make his debut today against Manchester City and said: "I've got to show that I can move up to the Premier League on a permanent basis.

"I believe in my ability and I think I can do that, given the chance.

"It's a great club here and I know I will have to work my way into the side. I certainly don't think I'm going to come here and play every game straight away - I'm not that big a name.

"So I know I have to get my head down, work hard and try to prove I am worth a starting place.

"I've never played in a team that has been overly successful at this level, so it would be nice to be in a team that can compete a bit more."

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