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Wes Thomas scored on his debut for Swindon Town yesterday in a 3-1 victory over Crewe. Duffy and Johnstone also got on the scoresheet.

The move for Thomas came as a surprise to many Birmingham fans as he scored 2 goals in the Cup against Gillingham the week before. Swindon Town Boss Mark Cooper was delighted to have finally landed his man and has backed his new recruit to bring pace and power to the Robins’ frontline.

Having plied his trade for the likes of Birmingham, Bournemouth and Rotherham United, Thomas boasts bags full of experience whilst he is renowned for having an eye for goal, especially at League One level.

Cooper has tipped Thomas’ pace and power to considerably beef up Swindon’s attacking armoury:

“Wes has all along been the one that I spoke to the Chairman about,” Cooper said.

“I’ve seen quite a lot of him, he scored two goals for Rotherham against us in the last game of the season before last (2013/14), he’s very strong, very quick and I’m sure he’ll be a real good asset for us.

“I think we needed a little bit of pace and a little bit more of a physical presence, he’s 6ft but very, very strong and very quick.

“We don’t want to put too much pressure on him but, what he is, is a quick, strong, 29-year-old, experienced and he scored two goals for Birmingham last week, so we know that he can play at our level.

“I’m convinced he’ll do very well for us with the way we play.

And what better way to start your debut with a goal.

Watch the goal below:

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In League One, Mark Duffy played 67 minutes for Burton Albion against Coventry City. Although it ended in a 2-1 defeat – Duffy played out of his skin for the duration he was on.

Denny Johnstone scored for Greenock Morton in what was his seventh appearance and second goal, as they won 4-2 away at Livingston. 

Lee Novak also got game time under his belt against Chesterfield, however they suffered a 3-2 defeat to Wigan:

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