KWAME THOMAS returns to the scene of his first competitive Wrexham goal tomorrow hoping his FA Trophy form has not gone unnoticed.

The striker, who arrived at The Racecourse in the summer of 2020, opened his account for the Reds by finding the net in the 1-0 win against Yeovil Town at Huish Park at the start of last season.

It was a significant strike as far as Thomas was concerned as he sought to make an immediate impression at his new club.

“I remember us winning 1-0 from that goal,” said Thomas.

“It was a long journey so I was happy on the bus on the way back!

“I got off the mark and started off my season in terms of goals in my third league game.

“As with any striker, especially when you go to a new club, you need your first goal and that was it for me.

“From there, it takes any pressure you put on yourself off and things got better from there.”

Thomas was top of the scoring charts with nine goals when a ruptured Achilles’ during the Easter period signalled the end of his campaign.

The 26-year-old made his first appearance since March in the Trophy third round clash with Gloucester City and he scored in the 5-0 win.

After coming on as a late substitute in the next two league games, Thomas was handed another start in the next round of non-league’s premier cup competition against Folkestone Invicta on Saturday, and he was again on target in a 5-1 victory as the Reds progressed to the last 16 where they have been drawn at home to Boreham Wood.

“My two starts so far since I have been back have been in that competition and it was good to score in both of them,” said Thomas.

“The main thing is to get match fitness and feel better each week; hopefully as weeks go on, I keep improving, get better and better, and feeling more like myself.”

When asked whether he hopes to be in contention for a first league start of the season against Yeovil, Thomas said: “Like everyone here, all you can do is train hard and when you are given your opportunity, whether it is cup or league, do what you can do.

“We will see what happens on Saturday.”

As for Wrexham continuing their promotion challenge with a repeat of last season’s result at Huish Park and Thomas bagging the winner, the frontman added: “I will take that.”

Wrexham return to league action following a three week break since their last outing ended in a 3-1 defeat at Notts County on January 2.

Thomas believes the Trophy win helped get the loss out of the system.

“Confidence is a big thing in putting runs together, regardless of the competition,” said Thomas.

“We lost our last league game at Notts County so to get back to winning ways is important for everyone, and it was a similar team to what started against Notts County.

“But you look at the circumstances of the Notts County game, we went down to 10 men after 10 minutes otherwise we could have won that one as well.”