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George Thomas: Credit to the boys

5 November 2018

On-loan forward George Thomas was delighted to play his part in the Iron’s comeback with a goal against Oxford United on Saturday.

Stuart McCall’s side were 3-0 down during the second-half at Glanford Park, but three goals in seven minutes from Matthew Lund, Thomas and Charlie Goode completed a fightback to draw the game. 

Describing it as “crazy” match, Thomas told iFollow Iron: “Coming back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 shows the character of the boys. 

“We are happy to take a point, but we know that we can’t keep starting slow and going a few goals down. 

“We need to start sharper and I am sure we will put that right. 

The Welsh international scored the Iron’s second of the match with a curling free-kick into the top left corner, which marked his first goal for the club since his loan arrival from Leicester City. 

“I’m really happy to get my first goal,” the 21-year-old stated. “I said previously that I wanted to get that first one out of the way, then the rest will come. 

“Hopefully in the coming weeks I can chip in with a few more and help the team.” 

Thomas also admitted that he had been working on taking free-kicks during training and it certainly paid off against Oxford. 

He said: “I keep working on it every day after training. 

“I finally got a chance to get on free-kicks again and I also had one in the first-half that was close. 

“I am confident with my set-pieces now and hopefully I can help the team out with a goal or two from them.” 

Two minutes after his free-kick strike, centre-back Goode smashed home an equaliser, with Thomas praising the team’s character. 

“It is a credit to the boys,” said Thomas. 

“Even when their third goal went in, we still knew that if we nicked one, then we could still get back into the game. 

“When we got our first goal back the whole place lifted, the fans were really loud and they kept us going. 

“Being 3-0 down, you would take the point, but it is still mixed emotions.” 

Next up for United is Burton Albion in the FA Cup First Round at Glanford Park, which Thomas is looking forward to. 

“I can’t wait for it because the FA Cup is a great competition. It is always a joy to be a part of it.” 

He concluded: “I just want to get back out there, try and do the same again and get a few more goals.” 

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