Not even being fined at former club Linfield stopped Paul Smyth from doing his trademark backflip celebration when scoring.

And the QPR loanee hopes to mark his final home game with his first goal at the Wham Stadium and celebrate in style with them.

The Northern Ireland international scored his third Stanley goal in Tuesday’s vital win at Doncaster. All three of those goals have come away from home, with the 21-year-old hoping to put that right when Plymouth Argyle arrive in East Lancashire this afternoon.

On how the cerebration came about, Smyth said:“As a kid, believe it or not, I was constantly doing them on the trampoline.

“One day I just thought ‘why not do it on the floor?’ and a couple of times I landed on my head.

“It’s dangerous, but I can do it. I don’t advise anyone to do it, just practice if you are, but it’s a signature. You have to have confidence when you’re doing it.

“I have got fined a few times, £20 it was for a backflip in case you got injured.

“It does bring the inner kid out of the supporters. It’s always nice to score and it’s nice to bring it out when I score, people have come to expect it now.

“Especially in the last home game hopefully we can win and I get a goal and do a backflip in front of the fans.”

And is it something he has been teaching strike partner Billy Kee?

“Possibly you might see Billy Kee do one, that’s what he’s been saying. Fingers crossed we get to see it.”

Smyth signed on loan from the Championship club in January and will return to the Loftus Road club after next weekend’s trip to Portsmouth.

He admits Stanley is a club different to any other, but one that will always hold an affection to him, despite his short stay.

And he is hoping to leave the Reds with their League One status in tact, needing just a point against the Pilgrims today to guarantee third tier football for the 2019/20 season.

“It was massive because the teams won on the Monday,” Smyth said of the Keepmoat Stadium win. “When things don’t go your way you have to bounce back and that’s what we did.”

Stanley will hope to achieve

safety today, particularly given the difficulty of their final fixture, away at Portsmouth. Their safety could be achieved by results elsewhere, but Smyth says that doesn’t make things any easier for Stanley who want to get the job done themselves.

He added:“There’s pressure always in football, especially when you’re fighting relegation.

“That result against Doncaster was huge and hopefully the crowd gets behind us against Plymouth and we can get the three points.

“If (the fans) don’t lift you then you shouldn’t be in football, that’s why you play the game.

“The fans motivate you and push you on and hopefully they can do that on Saturday to help us get the result.”

Smyth signed a new three year deal with QPR before leaving for Stanley, having played 17 times for the Rs since his move from Linfield in August 2017.

On what the future holds, he said:“Whether I play next season or go out on loan, I just don’t know what happens.

“We’ll just have to see about the manager who comes in but hopefully he likes me and takes to me.

“I’ve been very pleased with my individual performances.

“Yes I could have done better in certain situations but you have to look at that and put it right in the next game.”