Prodigal to return?
Bates opens door on Smith return
June 8, 2011
But Bates warned any chance of a move for Smith would hinge on the 30-year-old's fitness and wage demands after reportedly being told he can leave St James' Park.
"First of all it depends on whether the manager (Simon Grayson) wants him or not, which is his decision and not mine," Bates told Yorkshire Radio.
"Alan Smith returning to Elland Road would ...