New loan signing George Thomas is delighted to have put pen to paper on a deal that sees him spend the season with the Iron, and the attacker is looking forward to the prospect of playing of front of the Scunthorpe faithful at Glanford Park.
Speaking to iFollow Iron about signing for the duration of the 2018-19 campaign, the loanee from Leicester said: “I’m delighted to get it over the line and I can’t wait to get started. I’ve played here a few times in the past and it always creates a good atmosphere. I’m excited to get going on Saturday."
The 21-year-old made it onto the bench for the Iron last Saturday, having signed only the day before the season got underway at the Ricoh Arena, but the forward enjoyed the experience of going back to his former club.
He said: “It was a bit of a rush trying to get it done (the deal) before midday and then to make it onto the bench for the Coventry game, but going back to my old club was a great experience and to get the win was a fantastic start to the season for the boys. We are delighted with it and hopefully we can kick on from there and get another three points on Saturday.”
When talking about the game and the performance of fellow attackers Andy Dales and Stephen Humphrys, he added: “They are two great finishers (Dales and Humphrys) so there is a good competition for places in the squad.
“I hope I can train well this week, but the gaffer has got to pick who he thinks is going to be the best team for Saturday. Hopefully, I can get his mind and then see what happens.”
As United gear up for their first home fixture against Walsall this Saturday, Thomas has been put through his paces this week as he got to train with his new teammates for the first time.
He said: “It’s been good. The standard was really good, and I really enjoyed myself out there.
“The boys have been sound. They have been welcoming and have involved me. There is competition for places, the boys have made that clear with the way they have played in training, so it’ll be good. It’s a high standard but I’m looking forward to it for sure."
Looking ahead to his season with United, he hopes his contribution can help the team build on what they achieved last season.
“I want to get as many games and goals as I can and hopefully get the team towards the top of the table and promotion," he said.
Thomas' parent club Leicester will be sure to keep a watchful eye on the striker this season as he looks to impress but his main priorities lay with the Iron.
“I’m sure they will keep an eye on me. I’ll try get as many games as I can and keep speaking to them, but my main aim is Scunthorpe and get them towards the top," he said.
“For me this season, it’s about getting those games and playing more first team football. I want to get on the scoresheet as much as possible and help the club.”
Thomas can’t wait to get the ball rolling at Glanford Park and said about the possibility of a potential debut: “Come Saturday, I hope to get on the pitch and it should be good to meet all the home fans for the first time."
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