Silko Thomas

Thomas: First Team Minutes The Target

Silko Thomas spoke of his desire to continue working his way into Leicester City’s First Team squad in the future.
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- Silko Thomas was on the Leicester City bench at the weekend
- The midfielder hopes for an opportunity to make his debut
- He continues to feature for the Club’s Development Squad
- The Under-21s were narrowly beaten by Southampton this week

The Academy prospect made the bench for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup success over Birmingham City at King Power Stadium, the first time he had been named in a senior matchday squad for the Foxes.

Having experienced the build-up and atmosphere of such an occasion, the youngster is hungry for more in a Leicester shirt, but is keen to get his head down and work hard in training to catch the Manager’s eye.

He commented on his involvement: “I found out the day before. It was hard going to bed and getting to sleep, I can tell you that, because I could only imagine that maybe I would come on. It's a dream.

“I got called up to train with them, and then found out straight away that I'll be involved in the game. It’s a big boost. It shows that I can do it, and only a matter of time before I get back over there and hopefully get on.”

Off the back of the Under-21s’ 2-1 defeat to Southampton in Premier League 2, the former Chelsea midfielder reflected on a night of frustration at LCFC Training Ground, with Tawanda Maswanhise’s goal not enough to take at least a share of the spoils.

“We’re very disappointed because we had so many chances and I think on a different day, we score our chances,” Thomas explained. “But we need to be a bit more clinical than we were today and that's it.

LCFC Men U21s

Thomas: We Need To Be More Clinical

The thoughts of Silko Thomas after Leicester City's Under-21s were beaten 2-1 by Southampton at LCFC Training Ground.

“It’s very frustrating. We just need to keep working on it in training and get back on the field and just work on it. And next game, hopefully we can be more clinical. If we can play like that in every game for the rest of the season, I think we have a good chance of getting back up the league.”

The 19-year-old has been a key figure for the Development Squad this term, though, scoring twice in both PL2 and the Premier League Cup, as well as finding the net in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy.

He added: “It’s been very good, getting my confidence up and I find it very beneficial. I know that people are going to be watching me. I'm out there, so I just need to keep doing what I'm doing on the pitch, keep impressing, and hopefully soon I'll be back over there (with the First Team).

“For sure If I keep working hard, that's what I'm looking to do, get over there and keep impressing.”

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