Dom’s de­but ends in de­feat

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

It was a dis­ap­point­ing de­but for Cam­bus­lang lad Dom Thomas af­ter his first ap­pear­ance in a Kil­marnock shirt ended in a de­feat in the Ayr­shire derby.

The 21-year-old old made the switch from fel­low Premier­ship side Mother­well last week.

Dom, who was al­lowed to leave Fir Park de­spite hav­ing a year left on his deal, came on as a sub­sti­tute in the 1-0 loss to ri­vals Ayr United in the open­ing game of the Bet­fred Cup group stage.

Speak­ing be­fore the match, Dom was pleased to be join­ing up with for­mer Rangers man Lee McCul­loch who has made a num­ber of sign­ings ahead of his first sea­son as Kil­lie boss.

He said:“As soon as I heard that Kil­marnock were in­ter­ested my mind was set on go­ing there. Ob­vi­ously Lee McCul­loch is well known in the Scot­tish game and well re­spected so when some­body like him wants you, you don’t get a chance to knock that back.

“It’s great to be here. It’s a mas­sive club with a great fan base and it’s just re­ally good to be part of this.”

Kil­lie won the race ahead of Dundee United, Falkirk and Queen of the South, who all hoped to get Dom on loan, to get the West­burn res­i­dent’s sig­na­ture.

Dom spent half of last sea­son out on loan at The Doon­hamers and made over 50 ap­pear­ances for Mother­well be­fore join­ing the Rugby Park side.

And the for­ward, who re­cently launched his own soc­cer school in Ruther­glen, hopes the sup­port­ers will take to his at­tack­ing threat.

“I hope the fans and play­ers will like my style of play,”he said.“I’m very di­rect and I like to get at play­ers and put a show on for the fans.”

De­but Dom Thomas

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