Kwame Thomas spoke to the media after sealing his loan move to Meadow Lane on Monday...
New signing Kwame Thomas was looking forward to getting some competitive game time under his belt after securing his initial one-month youth loan move to Meadow Lane on Monday.
Nottingham-born Thomas made his professional debut for parent club Derby County this season, but having played primarily for the Under-21s, he is looking forward to getting a run of games in the first team at Notts.
“I think it’s really important for my development to get out on a month’s loan and play some first team football, so on that front I’m very happy and very pleased to be here,” the 19-year-old told the media on Monday.
“We had a game on Thursday, so straight after the game Simmo (Paul Simpson), the Assistant Manager, came up to me and told me that they thought it would be a good idea to come out on loan to Notts County and get some experience, so that’s as much as he told me and straightaway I was happy enough to come here and get straight to it.
“I got the Under-21s Player of the Year last year, which was a good accolade to receive and all I’m focussed on now though is obviously this season and trying to replicate that and do even better,” he added.
“It’s probably one of the hardest teams to break into in the country, they’ve got Chris Martin, who’s obviously an excellent striker, Darren Bent, who’s just come in, Leon Best, who’s just left, so it’s hard to get in there.
“At the same time, although I’m disappointed not to be in there, I’m happy in a way that I’ve even been considered by the Manager considering how well they’re going on at the moment, so this is where this loan comes into it hopefully to get some experience and some games under my belt.”
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