Airbus Captain Steve Tomassen has expressed his excitement to return to playing matches after a lengthy break.

The Wingmakers begin preparations for their first season back in the JD Cymru North with a trip to Park Hall to face Welsh Prem table-toppers TNS on Tuesday evening.

Tomassen is not daunted by the prospects of challenging Scott Ruscoe's side. Instead, the 27-year-old sees the friendly as an opportunity for the team to test the effectiveness of their defensive set-up against the Champions elect.

The Skipper is also eager to get back on the grass after months of uncertainty and frustration.

"It's a nice easy game to start things off with!" Tomassen joked.

"In all seriousness, this game will give us a good gauge to see where we are as a team. It will help the fitness levels and enable us to work on our defensive shape. It will be a big test, but it is something we are all looking forward to.

"I can't wait to get out there onto the pitch and play again. It's been stop start the last few months, but I'm really looking forward to it. I know all the lads feel the same way too."

With the on-going pandemic preventing the squad to train collectively, it has been difficult for the team to maintain team spirit and retain fitness levels.

However, the experienced defender has explained how the togetherness within the squad is at a high level. He has also revealed how everyone is in a good shape both physically and mentally in anticipation for a busy schedule of games.

"The mood in the camp is good. There seems to be a bit of a buzz around the place. Speaking with the lads, they have all missed that match day feeling.

"On a personal level, I've been feeling great. We've all been ticking over doing some boxercise sessions online which has been tough. So now, we just can't wait to get going!"


Joe Sargent - Airbus Media



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