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Proud Thomas ready to truly make his mark

25 April 2015

Man of the Match pleased to positively contribute despite Pompey loss.

Midfielder Jack Thomas was honoured to have scored his first senior goal in a Man of the Match display, despite a 2-1 loss to Portsmouth in this afternoon’s Sky Bet League Two match at One Call Stadium. 

Speaking in his post-match interview, Thomas said he was pleased to get off the mark on the goalscoring front: “It's a dream come true. I've waited a long time for it so for it to happen means everything. I don’t score many so I didn’t know what to do.

“With 10 men in the end I thought we did really well,” he said.

The 18-year-old said he was looking forward to taking the advice of his team-mates when presented with opportunities in front of goal: “I was talking to Lee Beevers after training and he told me to shoot more.

“I can’t really believe it. When I went out on loan I thought I was maybe getting chucked out a little bit, but I couldn’t have been more wrong.

“Looking back at it now I probably wasn’t ready then, but I feel ready now."

Thomas was humble after he received a number of supporters’ club awards prior to the match.

He added: "I don’t really know if I should have got them, but I'd like to thank everyone who voted for me. I won’t get big headed or anything. I haven’t achieved anything yet but it can only be a good thing for the club with the young players we have coming through."

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