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Thomas: High spirits ahead of Accrington

8 February 2019

George Thomas believes the Iron have all the capabilities to bounce back with a bang at home to Accrington this weekend, following a narrow 2-0 defeat away at Barnsley last time out.

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However, despite the result at Oakwell, the attacker states there were still plenty of positives to take from the game, as the Iron look to return to winning ways on Saturday.

Reflecting back on the performance at Oakwell, Thomas told iFollow Iron: “Obviously Barnsley are a good side, and it’s a tough place to go. 

“However, I thought in the second half, we were possibly the better team, and we could have got a few goals. We played some nice football at times too, with some good passing moves, and we have to look at taking that into the next game.”

The defeat against Barnsley marked the end of the Iron’s six match unbeaten run, however, with a decent home record of late, Scunthorpe will be looking to make six wins out of eight in all competitions, as they play host to Accrington at Glanford Park.

The Iron are in fine form at home, having not lost since the turn of the year, and Thomas hopes United can continue their run going into this weekend.

The 21-year-old stated: “We hope to be able to bounce back with a win. The performances are also very important as well. 

“We’ve been on a good run of form, except for last Saturday, so I hope we can keep that going and try get the three points. We want to excite the fans by getting some passes together and bagging a few goals for them.”

Thomas also hailed the impact of the Scunthorpe United fans of late, and believes their support can make a massive difference in the way the team perform out on the pitch.

He went on to say: “The fans can have a big impact on us during the game. 

“A lot more supporters have been turning up here at Glanford Park lately, and they have been really loud which definitely keeps the boys going. Also, if we go a goal down, it helps us to try and get back into the game if we can.”

Accrington are the visitors to Glanford Park this weekend. With the opposition sitting just behind the Iron in the Sky Bet League One table, Thomas expects another tough challenge ahead. 

The attacker said: “It’s going to be a tough game this weekend, but every game in this league is difficult. We just have to concentrate on ourselves and do what we know we are capable of doing, then the result should hopefully take care of itself.” 

The last time the two sides met, they played out a 1-1 draw at the Wham Stadium back in September, and Thomas remembers that game fondly. 

He said: “It was a long time ago, it was 1-1 draw, and one of those hard-fought games. It was a tough one. They are a decent passing side, and I think we would have taken the point back then. However, we’ll be looking to go one better and get the win.”

Speaking about preparations ahead of Saturday, Thomas is hopeful the Iron can carry what they have learnt in training into the match this weekend. 

The Wales international added: “Training has been the same as usual, everyone has been in their normal high spirits.  

“We had a really good session this morning (Thursday) because we got the ball moving and bopping around really well. It’s been high spirits as I said. Hopefully, we can keep that energy going forward into the weekend.”

Finally, speaking of his final thoughts ahead of the Accrington encounter, Thomas said: “I’m looking forward to it. I don’t know the team, but I hope I can try and keep my place by continuing to train well this week, and maybe score a few goals as well.”

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