It follows his disclosure yesterday that he believes he was a victim of coronavirus – before the word had barely registered in this country.
He believes he was struck down after contracting it during a visit to York in early February, showing all the recognised symptoms over the next fortnight before making a full recovery.
Here’s a selection of your messages…
Geoffrey Harrison: Chin up Denis you have always been a battler x.
John Leigh: Glad you’re on mend Denis always 90 minute man.
Gary Oakes: If it was Corona it didn’t realise who it was messing with. There’s only one Denis Smith. Glad you’re feeling well again Denis. Stay safe – Stay home.
Mark Elliott: Smithy stay safe.
Pete Harris: Legend get well soon Denis.
Carol Green: Get well soon Denis, best defender we ever had & your still our legend stay safe xxxx.
Ant Rob Robinson: Legend, glad he’s now ok.
David Thomas Biddles: Come on Smithy nothing beats you.
Karen Lovell: Stay safe.
Jan Flint: Lovely man, Stay Safe Denis.
Adey Ditchfield: Why isn’t he our president, let’s get campaign going, come on Pete sort it.
Dave Bloor: 6 foot 2 eyes of blue Denis Smith is after you la lala.
Nick Rebel Taylor: Get well soon legend.