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Cherries: Misfiring striker Thomas vows to silence the doubters
WES Thomas is adamant he can end his Cherries goal drought and insists: “I know I am good enough.”
The Cherries frontman’s recent record has led to criticism from sections of the Goldsands Stadium faithful.
Thomas played a starring role after his switch from Crawley Town last season with 10 goals in his first 20 Cherries appearances.
But he has since struck just once in 22 games and is yet to open his account in three starts and one substitute outing this season.
Despite so far failing to build on his impressive early form for Cherries, Thomas is promising to rediscover his golden touch.
The 25-year-old had two opportunities to stop the rot at Yeovil on Saturday but missed the target before then being denied by a Marek Stech save.
He told the Daily Echo: “It was one of those things where I was coming on and trying to put in a shift for the team.
“I just needed to compose myself a little bit more, especially with the first one on my right foot.
“But I think it will eventually turn round and I will start scoring some goals.
“The most important thing is I am still coming on the pitch and creating chances. Eventually, it is going to change for me.”
Thomas added: “To be honest, I think I should be scoring one in two, at least. It is not something that I don’t think I should be doing anyway.
“It is just a bit disappointing that I am not doing it at the moment, but I am sure it is going to change.
“When you go on a run when you haven’t scored, it can start to affect you, but I am looking at the positives.
“The positives are that I am getting chances. I know I am good enough that I am going to start putting away those chances.”
With Saints loan star Lee Barnard joining fellow forwards Frank Demouge and Charlie Sheringham in the treatment room, Thomas will be hoping to feature when Cherries host Hartlepool United tomorrow (3pm).