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Tom Lockyer - "It's Made Me Hungry For More"

15 June 2017

Following his first experience of Senior International football with Wales, Rovers captain Tom Lockyer insists that it is just a start for him.

Already capped seven times at Under-21 level for his country, Lockyer was initially selected for a 26-man training camp that saw him work alongside players who represented Wales at last year’s European Championships in France.

“Naturally I was really pleased that I was in the Manager's thoughts and wanted to show what I can offer," Lockyer told the club's website.

"Last year at the Euros I was watching these lads in the fan park in Cardiff with thousands of other fans. So it was a bit surreal when I was first called up. But hopefully, over the two weeks, I hope I impressed the manager and done myself justice"

Following the training camp in Portugal, Lockyer was selected by Wales Manager Chris Coleman for Wales' World Cup Qualifier against Serbia.

Although he didn't get any minutes in Belgrade, the Rovers skipper insists that it is just the start for him.

"Ultimately it is my goal to represent my country, I've done it at Under-21 level but the Senior side is completely different.

"I think it has shown how far Wales have come as a team. The last time Wales went to Belgrade we got beat 6-0.

"It was good to witness everything first hand but all it has done is just made me hungry for more."

Since returning from Serbia, Lockyer has his sights firmly set on the first day of Pre-Season.

"I've got some time now to get a holiday but all I can think about is getting back with the lads for the first day of pre-season.

"We finished last season in 10th position and this year as a group we will be striving to get inside that top six."


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