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"We have to look at ourselves, we are the people on the pitch who ultimately win or lose the games." - Coventry City's Kwame Thomas

3 March 2017

The 21-year old has scored twice since returning from injury, and will be in contention to start against the Shrews...

Striker Kwame Thomas is looking to continue his encouraging return to first-team action, as City aim for a morale boosting victory against Shrewsbury Town.

Defeat against Bury in midweek left the Sky Blues fourteen points off safety, with twelve games remaining, including Saturday’s visit to Greenhous Meadow.

“We’re still optimistic, winning runs happen regularly in this league and we have to approach games with that mentality,” Kwame said. 

“We have to look at ourselves as a squad and say it hasn’t been good enough. From spells in games to conceding late, which has become a common theme, we are the people on the pitch who ultimately win or lose the game.

“There have been occasions where there has been some bad luck go against us, and the opposition have punished any mistakes we have made, but we have to take responsibility and overall we have to accept blame for the league position.”

Since joining from Derby County in the summer, the forward has had a season blighted by injury, but is hoping his side have enough 'mental steel' to climb to safety. 

“What I’ve learnt from my experience is that you can learn more from challenging situations than having it all your own way during the good times. As good as promotion chasing and scoring goals is, you won’t always be a success.

“You learn more about yourself and that sets you in good stead going forward. I think in terms of me learning the game, whatever happens this season will shape the career I am hoping to have.

He added: “It’s quite important mentally as it gives you a bit of steel. We don’t want to be in this situation and it should make you not want to experience it again in the future."

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