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INTERVIEW: Luke Thomas Talks Scoring First City Goal

The winger scored the winner against Doncaster...

28 October 2018

Sky Blues winger Luke Thomas felt that a weight was lifted off of his shoulders as he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-1 victory over Doncaster Rovers.

City kick-started proceedings with first half goals coming from Jordy Hiwula and Thomas, but a Joe Wright goal for the visitors made for an anxious finish at the Ricoh Arena.

City however managed to hold on to all three points and have risen to 7th in the Sky Bet League One.

“It was about time that I got my first goal, I’ve had to wait about 11 or 12 games for it.

“I’ve had a lot of shots, but I need to do better and work the keeper more which I’ve been working in training and thankfully it has paid off today.

“Doyler’s put the ball into the box and someone’s kicked it away and I’ve taken a first touch and I thought if I can get this back on my left I’m going to shoot.

“As soon as I hit it I knew it was a good strike.

“Luckily for me it’s gone in off the post and it felt amazing.

“The next thing I know I’m off celebrating.”

Despite initially going 2-0 down Rovers had their fair share of chances, particularly in the second-half which meant it was a great three points according to the 19-year-old.

“It was very tough as Doncaster are a very good team.

“First-half we looked very good on the break and looked like we could score with every counter attack.

“In the second-half we dropped too deep and allowed attack after attack.

“The lads though did brilliant to get the win.

“The back five were magnificent and the block at the end I’m not sure who it was but that won us the game.”

At the end of the interview Thomas expressed his interest in extending his loan-deal for a full season and said:

“I’ve had discussions with the gaffer as I’m really enjoying my time here.

“They’re a great bunch of lads and they’ve really welcomed me.

“I also have a great relationship with the gaffer and the coaching staff.

“So, I’ll be looking to extend my deal come January.

“But we’ll see where it stands in January.”

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