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Thomas: Great chance to bounce back quickly

27 November 2018

Attacking player George Thomas felt the Iron were unlucky in their defeat to Portsmouth on Saturday afternoon at Glanford Park.

Stuart McCall’s side were 2-0 down at the interval and nearly got something from the game after Lee Novak’s volley in the 60th minute.

Thomas went close to an equaliser when he curled the ball just wide of the left post from long range.

On the result, the Leicester City loanee told iFollow Iron: “It was a tough game and quite scrappy, but we showed character again in the second-half. 

“Obviously, we were 2-0 down at half-time and we wanted to get back into the game with an early goal. 

“We did that and then were we pushing for a goal at the end, but it just didn’t come. It was a frustrating afternoon.”

Despite the result, the 21-year-old was pleased with the team’s spirit as they tried to find an equaliser.

“We need to stop going down in the first-half, but we showed fight, got a goal and could have easily had another one,” Thomas said.

“They (Portsmouth) are top of the league, were well organised and were big and strong, but I thought we coped with that and were very unlucky not to get anything out of the game.”

Thomas had missed the previous two Iron games because of international duty with Wales, but the forward was happy to be back playing club football.

He said: “I always love going away to play my country and there are some top quality players there, so it was good to train with them because it makes you a better player.

“But I love club football and playing league football so it was good to come back, but just a shame we couldn’t get any points.”

Thomas had to adapt to an unfamiliar midfield position in the first-half when Funso Ojo was forced off injured: “I started out on the right and then we had an injury in the middle, so I dropped into a position I am not too familiar with. 

“I had to do it for the team and thought I did okay, putting myself about.”

The Iron return to action on Tuesday when they make the journey to Roots Hall to face Southend United, and Thomas sees it as an immediate chance to bounce back.

“We didn’t get the three points against Portsmouth, so Tuesday gives us a great opportunity to come back and try and get the win,” said Thomas.

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