Roscoe has sights set on a pro deal after Milk Cup win

Thomas was also a finalist in the 2014 Milk Cup. Pic: Jonathan Porter / Presseye.
Thomas was also a finalist in the 2014 Milk Cup. Pic: Jonathan Porter / Presseye.

Milk Cup winning star Thomas Roscoe is hoping he’ll be off to pastures new next summer.

The Aghalee lad netted three goals for the history-making County Antrim side that became the first county team ever to win the Milk Cup. Now he has his sights set on forging a full-time career.

This season, the 15 year-old will make the step up to play for Dungannon Swifts’ reserve team, under the stewardship of experienced boss Dixie Robinson.

And, even at such a young age, Roscoe has already got word that a first team debut might not be too far away.

“I just want to crack on with the Reserves now and see if I can progress up to the first-team,” he told the ‘STAR.’ “The manager (Darren Murphy) has already told me he will be keeping an eye on me so I’m hopeful that I can make a senior appearance this season.”

Once that milestone is reached, Roscoe is hoping it won’t be long until the next one, with a move to England firmly in his sights.

The attacking midfielder had been due to join former Dungannon star Liam Donnelly at Fulham until that move was delayed.

“Last year, I was meant to move over there but when they got relegated, they stopped taking players over who were under 16 so I have to wait,” he explained.

“They’re still in contact with me and I’m going over again soon but even if it’s not Fulham, hopefully I can get over to a club in England next year.”

Roscoe’s displays at the Milk Cup will certainly have done those no harm at all as the local area’s next footballing star is born.