Why Carmarthen Town forward Liam Thomas should be in contention for Wales C call-up

A hat-trick against Llanelli Town has put Old Gold forward Liam Thomas joint top goal scorer in the JD Welsh Premier League.

The 27-year-old netted his 15th, 16th and 17th on his 200th Welsh Premier League start as he helped Carmarthen Town to a convincing victory over their relegation rivals.

But having continued his goal scoring form, Thomas has made his case to be in the Wales C squad that will take on England in Salford next month.

Thomas has consistently scored goals for Carmarthen over the years and earlier in 2019, he reached his 100th goal for the club.

Last night, Thomas also converted from the spot, showing his coolness in pressured situations.

In the top five scorers in the league, Thomas is the only Welsh forward, making him almost an obvious selection for Mark Jones side.

Nathan Craig is also in the scorers’ list, but Craig plays at left-back for Sean Eardley’s Caernarfon Town.

Thomas style of play could either see Mark Jones start the forward should he be included or provide him with a selection headache.

In the last Wales C squad, Jonah named four forwards in an 18-man squad. Thomas is a name that should be amongst that list. Thomas offers something different as a forward.

Thomas has good hold-up play and has worked well alongside strike partner Luke Bowen. He can also play up front on his own, which showcases his versatility.

As previously alluded to, his record when taking penalties is a strong one. Should Wales be awarded a penalty, Thomas would duly deliver from the spot.

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