New boy Thomas aims for St Kitts call

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Scarborough Athletic’s new striker Zeph Thomas, aged 24, is planning to leap back onto the international stage later this year.

The former Harrogate Town, Cowdenbeath, Sheffield FC and Thunder Bay Chill man has two caps for St Kitts and Nevis and he’s aiming to be reunited with the squad in time for the Caribbean Cup in September.

He said: “We have the Caribbean Cup coming up in September and hopefully I’ll get the call.

“I’ve been in contact with the gaffer and I’m hoping to be involved against Guyana, St Lucia and Barbados.

“There are a few other strikers that are involved for St Kitts.

“They have players that play all over the world, some in the MLS and one for Walsall in England.

“I enjoy it when I go out there because it is such a good opportunity.

“The atmosphere when I played in the big game against Trinidad and Tobago was absolutely unbelievable, you just want to be a part of it.

“Country would probably come first over club because it is such an honour to play for the country that my granddad was born in. I make him happy and because of that it is great for me.”

Despite his St Kitts ties, Thomas is desperate to kick off his career at Boro.

He added: “I came here because of the history of the club and the fanbase. It is a great opportunity for me to do well, which is what I want to do.

“I’m hopefully bringing a few goals, some hard work and I want to form a good partnership with Gary Bradshaw.

“It is going to be a battle to grab a place in the team, but that is what you want because it makes you train harder.

“If you get that shirt you have to keep it.

“I just can’t wait to get going now.

“We need to push on in the league and look at promotion.

“I’ve only been to one training session, but we have a great bunch of lads that I think can do well.”