Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has been forced to give debuts to four teenagers during the club's injury crisis which has deprived them of six members of the team that beat the Wolves 26-18 at Old Trafford last October. Liam Sutcliffe, Thomas Minns, Jordan Baldwinson and Alex Foster have all helped the defending champions maintain their push for a top-three finish.
"A lot has been made of their injuries but they've still got a wealth of experience as well as some terrific young players which shows the depth that they've got at the club as well," Smith said. "We've done our homework on most of the young guys coming through. Many have played a number of weeks now so we'll be pretty well prepared."
Smith, whose side are just two points behind Wigan, will have one ear out for the result at the DW Stadium, where the leaders take on Bradford hoping to avoid a third straight defeat for the first time since the start of the 2009 season.
Bulls coach Francis Cummins is warning his side to expect a backlash but believes the crowd could turn on the Warriors if they make a bad start and is hoping his players can draw on their experience of winning last year's corresponding fixture, which came at the height of Bradford's cash crisis.
"We thought it could well have been the Bulls' last game and, whilst we haven't got too much experience in the side, we have players in there who know what it's like to win at Wigan," Cummins said.
"We worked hard for each other that night, so why can't we do it again? We know we are going to get a backlash early on but, if we get a good start, we can get them jumping up and down and then it can work in our favour.
"They are not used to seeing poor performances. If we play well and get the crowd on their backs then it can only benefit us."
Meanwhile, Sydney Roosters full-back Anthony Minichiello has confirmed that he has been approached by Wigan as they search for a successor to Sam Tomkins, who is expected to finalise a move to New Zealand Warriors shortly for 2014.
"I've had interest from Wigan," said Minichiello, a former Kangaroo international who will captain Italy in their World Cup warm-up match against England on October 19. "I come off contract this year but my main focus is playing for the Roosters. I'll look at all my options in the next month or two and see what comes of it."