24/07/2013 06:11, Report by Nick Coppack in Osaka
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Smalling: Aims remain the same

What sort of an impact do you think Shinji can have this season?
I think he'll get stronger and stronger. Last season he did very well and contributed significantly. It's always difficult in your first season and for Shinji, who didn't speak much English, it must have been even tougher. I think we'll see big things from him this season now that he's more settled and he's integrated more. I think he could be stronger than ever.

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