Doncaster Rovers: Ambitious Kwame Thomas eyes longer deal at Keepmoat

Kwame Thomas is confident that Doncaster Rovers can be the club with which his career will begin in earnest.

Thursday, 10th October 2019, 9:47 pm
Kwame Thomas on his Rovers debut against Rotherham

The striker last week signed a short term deal with Rovers until January and made his debut in Tuesday's Leasing.com Trophy defeat to Rotherham United.

His goal is to see that deal extended but knows he needs the run of games and impressive performances his career has not delivered so far.

"It's been a bit of everything really," he told the Free Press on why he has yet to fully bed down at a club.

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"I've had injuries so when I've finally got a few games and a few goals and I've thought I'm going to be pushing on but timing has been wrong with injuries

" You don't always get rated by every single manager. Some people would like me, others would play someone else and that's the way football goes.

"That's how my career has gone to date but hopefully there is a bright future in terms of consistency and games, getting goals and playing well."

Thomas came through the ranks at Derby County before joining Coventry City in 2016.

He made only 15 appearances in two seasons with the Sky Blues before joining Solihull Moors last summer.

And he says the experience of dropping into non-league football has made him stronger as a player.

He said: "Football is one of those things like any job - sometimes you have to do things that you wouldn't want to do.

"I wanted to stay in the league obviously but you have to do these things.

"Throughout it I've learned a lot. I've learned a lot about myself and I feel like I've come back in a better place, mentally much stronger and I feel like if I put all those things into play there will a better player in me going forward."

Improvement is on the mind of the 24-year-old as he looks to earn that extended deal with Rovers.

"I think in my career to now, I've never really got a block of games consecutively together so hopefully that's what I want to achieve here," he said.

"I'm not exactly really advanced in my career so hopefully I can learn off all the coaches and people in training, do my extras and improve myself as a player.

"Regardless of what goes on from here, at least I can say I gave it my best shot and that I'll come out of it better than I came in.

"My deal is until January so hopefully I can make more of an impression and I'll be signing something longer.

"The lads have all made me feel welcome straight away. The coaching staff make me feel like they rate me as a player and say that I offer something different.

"I say why not, going forward I'd love to sign longer at Doncaster but I've got to earn that over the next few months."