Striker Aims To Force His Way Into Line-UpKwame Thomas is determined to make the most of his appearances off the bench and force his way into the starting line-up.
The striker, currently on loan from Derby County, has been an active substitute in 11 of 14 games for Blackpool and continues to impress.
“We’ve got very good players here and I just want to keep doing my best when I come on and give the manager a headache," he told the official website. "Hopefully at some point I can give him no choice but to play me. When I get the chance, I need to make sure that I’m prepared to take it.”
The 20-year-old is competing with Mark Cullen, Jack Redshaw and Martin Paterson for one of two front spots in the side and he acknowledges that each player has different qualities.
“Everybody brings something different, some are strong technically, some are strong physically and some are proven goalscorers. Athletically I think I bring something different, and with my pace running in behind. We all complement each other and all four strikers can do well."
In recent weeks Thomas has stepped off the bench to help retain possession and keep Blackpool in the opposition half when keeping a good result intact.
“It’s important that I hold the ball up, win free-kicks and throw-ins. It’s good that I have the trust from the manager to come on and help see the game out.”
The Seasiders are currently on a five-match unbeaten run in all competitions, with performances now coming together after a frustrating start.
“The start wasn’t how we’d have liked, the performances were there in parts but we never got the results that we wanted. In the past few weeks we’ve had some good results and things are looking a bit better," he added.