I don't think Smith is the man for the job and have been out on him for quite some time, but I am not that worried about this start.
Our main issue so far has been creating scoring opportunities, and there is real reason to suspect that will not be an issue when Watkins and Bailey are back. We saw what kind of impact Bailey can have in his cameo against Watford, and we looked much more dangerous once Watkins came on yesterday -- maybe Smith could have made the change earlier, but complaining about that is like yelling into a brick wall. It is not going to change.
I would like someone more creative and proactive, but I think Smith once again has the attacking players to keep us near the European places when everyone is healthy, and that means he is going to stick around.