Nathan Thomas talks about his deadline day loan from Sheffield United
Shrewsbury Town’s new loan signing Nathan Thomas is glad to have finally got the move over the line.
The 23-year-old winger joins from Sheffield United where he has made three appearances in all competitions this season, scoring two goals.
Paul Hurst has been interested in Thomas for a little while and Town finally managed to get a loan agreement on deadline day, much to Thomas’ delight.
“It was a while coming”, said Nathan.
“It went down to the wire a little bit, but I’m over the moon to be here and I can’t wait to get started and get back in and around the team and playing football again. It’s been six months where I haven’t really featured that much for Sheffield United, so I’m looking forward to getting some games in.
“I had conversations with the Gaffer in the last window and I know when I was at Hartlepool he was interested then, so he's obviously monitored what I’ve been doing over the last couple of years and he’s one of them that I’ve always wanted to work with, so now I’ve finally for the chance to.
“I’ve obviously been a bit low on confidence this season from not playing that much football, so to be coming to a club that wants you and you know you have a chance of playing does you the world of good.”
Nathan has become known for scoring some spectacular goals in recent years, including a fantastic strike for Sheffield United in the FA Cup last month. He admits that goals are a big part of his game and believes he has a lot to offer.
“I like to think I’m very direct and I like to get at people”, Thomas said.
“I’ve been known to score a long range goal now and again. I will get at people, put the ball in the box and try and score goals. I think I scored against the Gaffer’s Grimsby Team, I chipped the ‘keeper, so it’s great when it comes off but you have to try it quite a few times before it does.
“For Sheffield United I’ve been playing in the number 10, but originally I was a wide man. I prefer it out wide, but the 10’s not that bad either because it gives you a bit of a free role, but predominantly I play out wide.”