Norwich City loanee Louis Thompson targets that winning feeling at Swindon
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Norwich City loanee Louis Thompson aims to break his losing streak back at old club Swindon in Tuesday's League One trip to Doncaster.
Thompson re-joined the Robins on a youth loan until December 18 after failing to feature in Alex Neil's first team plans at the start of the new campaign, but Swindon have lost all three league games since his return.
The 20-year-old, however, is just relieved to be back involved at senior level after being part of the development set-up at Carrow Road.
'I was a bit slow to start in the last couple of games and I felt a little bit rusty – it is completely different to an under-21s scenario,' he said. 'You play games once a week, if not twice a week here whereas up there it is every two or three weeks. I'm slowly starting to fit back into it and I'm enjoying it again. Every game I feel I'm getting a bit more confident with it and long may that continue.'
Thompson is confident Mark Cooper's side can turn things around after a weekend 2-1 home defeat to Colchester ahead of facing Doncaster.
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'We can't feel hard done by. We've got to move on now quickly,' he said. 'We've got a good bunch here and we've just got to focus on Tuesday now, work hard and hopefully get the three points up there. I think we create enough, we give away sloppy chances, but that can be ironed out. The team is still gelling together and I've always said young teams will make mistakes and that's what they learn by.'
Thompson is one of nine City players out on loan at present and there was better news for Rotherham duo Tony Andreu and Vadis Ojidja at the weekend with Andreu on target in a 2-0 Championship win at Birmingham.
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Odjidja's one-month loan stint comes to an end this week but talks to extend his stay were overtaken on Monday afternoon by the surprise departure of Millers' chief Steve Evans and his assistant Paul Raynor, just two days after an impressive win at St Andrews.
'Vadis is a top player and every day we have him is a bonus but he was just one of 11 players that were excellent,' said Evans on Saturday. 'Tony Andreu is a young man that has got into great positions since he joined and I said to him that's what I wanted to see, what he was doing when he was up at Hamilton.'
• Norwich City's development squad face Everton tonight at Southport in their latest Under-21 Premier League fixture (kick-off 7pm).