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Tomas takes big step

Gus Poyet feels Tomas Pekhart has taken an important step in Spain.

Gus Poyet feels Tomas Pekhart has taken a key step in Spain.

The young Czech striker bagged his first goals at senior level with a double in Monday night's 8-0 friendly win against local side Tavernes, our first match action of pre-season.

They were impressive finishes as well - the first a left-foot drive into the top corner from the edge of the box, the second swept home with his right foot from 10 yards.

Tomas, 19, impressed in his first season at Academy level in 2006-07 and was top-scorer for our reserve team last season.

"It's good news for Tomas and he took his goals well," said Gus.

"He's a big striker, he likes to be in the box and when you get into those positions you will get chances- it's then about taking them.

"It's an important milestone for him and that is always the case with goals when you are a striker."