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"The manager has told me to get between the posts as much as possible and it’s obviously got me a goal today.” - City's Kwame Thomas

18 February 2017

The striker continues his impressive return from injury, as the Sky Blues earn a valuable three points at the Ricoh...

Forward Kwame Thomas struck for the second time in three games since returning from a long spell on the sidelines, as the Sky Blues were 2-1 victors over Gillingham. 

Thomas had the simplest of finishes to put the home side ahead, to add to his headed goal away at Oldham. Namesake, George Thomas scored shortly after to secure the win, giving Russell Slade his first three league points.

Kwame commented: “Obviously it’s been a while, so it’s nice to just get over that line and get the three points. It was never going to be pretty, you saw on Tuesday it was the same sort of predicament, so it is a boost for the whole squad.

“I was watching from the bench at the end and I couldn’t sit down, I was sharing every emotion with the lads who were on the pitch at that time. Like i said, it was a great confidence boost to take into the next game.

“I think it was the closest I’ve ever been to the goal and actually scored. It was great play, Reilly’s ball was inch-perfect and it’s very unselfish from Tudgay. The manager has told me to get between the posts as much as possible and it’s obviously got me a goal today.”

Despite a Max Ehmer strike in the second-half, City held on to claim the win, and the 21-year old was encouraged by the manner of performance today.

“I’d say first half was some of the best football we’ve played for a while," Kwame added. "We mixed up our game, we played some balls into the channels, Tudgay held up the ball at times and we passed it around well.

“We have strikers who complement each other really well here. Yakubu obviously came on and held the ball up superbly, you can just see his class when he get’s the ball and Marcus does similar.

“We have some players coming back into the fold after injury and the competition for places is good. I’m feeling a lot better in myself, I am enjoying being back on the pitch again and hopefully we can take this feeling into next week and get another three points.”  

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