Thomas out to stake his claim

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE striker Wes Thomas hopes he has given manager John Still something to think about after an impressive substitute appearance during Tuesday night s 3-2 win at Aldershot Town.

by MIKE SIMMONDS

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE striker Wes Thomas hopes he has given manager John Still something to think about after an impressive substitute appearance during Tuesday night's 3-2 win at Aldershot Town.

Thomas came off the bench after 71 minutes and supplied the cross from which striker Josh Scott slid home a remarkable winner in the closing stages.

"When you do come on, you want to impress and give the gaffer something to think about for the next game," he said.


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"You want to be playing every game, so when you haven't played that much, it has been a bit frustrating."

Thomas is getting used to his role as an impact substitute, having made all but three of his 20 league appearances from the bench.

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But what he wasn't expecting was to replace Danny Green and occupy a role on the right wing.

"It was a bit of a surprise when the gaffer told me I was going to come on the right wing as I'm a striker," he said.

"He told me to play high and when I get the ball just run at the defence and whip some balls in.

"I was watching the game beforehand to see how you can affect it, but I wasn't really watching the left back as I didn't think I would come on as a right winger."

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