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"Scoring goals will always help attacking players and I’ve felt I have been doing that in recent weeks." - Coventry City's George Thomas

13 December 2016

Nicky Eaden's Under-23 side returned to winning ways with victory against the Tractor Boys yesterday...

Forward George Thomas continued his good run of form for the Sky Blues’ Under-23 side after they defeat Ipswich Town 3-1 at the Higgs Centre.

Thomas scored from the spot and assisted the other two goals to take his tally to nine goals in his previous eight starts for Nicky Eaden’s side.

The 19-year-old admitted in recent weeks he needed to add a better end product to his game if he was to challenge for a first team spot. He said: “That’s nine in eight for me for the Under-23s now so it’s been a positive period for myself. 

“I’ve been told I need to contribute more in that side of the game to get my confidence up. Scoring will always help attacking players and I’ve felt I have been doing that in recent weeks.

“It is about keeping going over the Christmas period and seeing how it goes – A few of the lads today have been up with the first team recently so it’s our target to get back involved.

The likes of Jack McBean, Cian Harries and George himself returned to the Under-23s line up after a recent absence due to first team commitments.

Despite dropping back down to the younger age group, the Welshman knows it is important to maintain a high standard of performance no matter what level you’re playing at. 

“The first team is the next level up as the tempo is a little quicker and the teams generally press higher – The standard just increases which makes it difficult in aspects, but enjoyable. 

“We’re good team with a good morale in the dressing room and plenty of these lads can step up to the first team and do well. We’ve already seen that on occasions this season,”

He added: “We’ve all been playing together since a young age, so it’s good to still be playing alongside them, and hopefully turn out for the first team with some of them as well.”

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