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“I’ve been told that I need to influence goals more often, scoring and assisting, and tonight I did that.” - Coventry City’s George Thomas

7 December 2016

City's Welshman bags an assist as City move one step closer to a trip to Wembley...

Sky Blues frontman George Thomas was full of admiration for the way his side were able to respond to the disappointment of the weekend, as City toppled Crawley and gained safe passage to the last 16 of the Checkatrade Trophy.

The 19-year old was the architect of the only goal in the game, fizzing the ball across the six yard line for Marvin Sordell to tap in to the net.

Thomas can add the assist to the goal he netted at Wycombe in the last round, and will be hoping his contribution can earn him a more regular place in the City Xi.

The striker said: “Obviously Sunday was a massive disappointment and it was on everybody’s minds. We needed to put it right with a hardworking performance. 

“We ended up with the result, perhaps not a glamorous game but everyone put the effort in. The response comes from the players and the manager, everyone was gutted after the weekend. We’ve had meetings, it was time to put our head together and put it right.

“A win was massive tonight, the way we got after the ball was also important. It wasn’t a great passing game but we got the win.”

City extend their 100% record in this year’s league trophy competition, and will find out their R3 opponents in tomorrow’s 11.30am draw. 

Thomas added: “I’ve been told that I need to influence goals more often, scoring or assisting and tonight I did that. It was always nice to repay faith in that way. 

“We’re good in the middle third, work the ball well and get in good positions but we never test the opposition keeper enough. We need to do better.

“Unbelievable save from Reice, really important and just as valuable as the goal.” 

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