Thomas eyes goal glut

Wes Thomas is ready to hit the goal trail for Blackpool after

starring in Saturday’s 4-1 win over struggling Peterborough.

Following a lacklustre first-half, Thomas set a second-half

blitz in motion at London Road with his first goal since joining

the Seasiders on loan from Bournemouth.

“I’m delighted to get my first start, a goal and a win – I’m

buzzing,” he told the Blackpool Gazette.

“Once I got the goal, I felt the pressure on my shoulders go and

I got more confidence on the ball.

“The first half was very difficult as they got on the ball and

passed it pretty well.

“We dug deep in the first half, got in at 0-0 and in the second

half we dominated them.

“It was tough in the first half. I was almost up there by myself

but we got through it in the end.”

Thomas starred for Pool boss Michael Appleton when both were at

Portsmouth earlier this season, but the 25-year-old admits he was

not expecting a move to the npower Championship outfit to


“I was surprised Blackpool came in for me but it’s a great

opportunity,” he added.

“I came back from Portsmouth and told Bournemouth I wanted

first-team football. They couldn’t guarantee that, so I asked if I

could go. I’m delighted with the chance at Blackpool.”