The stylish midfielder did just that last summer and appeared in all of our friendly matches against Stevenage, LA Galaxy, Liverpool in Baltimore, New York Red Bulls, Watford and Valencia.
That led to a breakthrough season for the Academy graduate with 14 appearances for the first team, including his debut in the Premier League.
“Last pre-season I did well and it’s always a chance for the younger lads to impress,” said Tom, who turned 21 in May.
“If you get a chance, you have to take it and if you do well, you will be trusted when the season starts.
“Last season was a positive for me and hopefully I’ll push on again and make more appearances.”