Tavistock sign striker Thomson from Millbrook One in as Parry heads to Saltash on loan

March 3, 2023 News
IT’S a case of one in and one out at Langsford Park this week with news that Josh Parry has joined Saltash United on loan and his place has been taken in the Lambs squad by Sean Thomson.
The 26-year-old frontman joins us from Western League side Millbrook and anyone attending the recent Development team matches will have seen Sean running out for Dave Ottley’s mighty young Lambs.
Speaking of his new recruit, first team manager Stuart Henderson said: “Sean is  someone I tried to sign when we were in the Western League. I knew of him when he was in the system at Argyle, he has obviously been over at Millbrook and is their top scorer and he can play a number of roles. He’s technically very strong and a good footballer.
“He actually approached me out of the blue and said he wanted an opportunity to play Southern League football and I found that quite refreshing. He is in the Army and based in Poole, in Dorset, but he is happy to travel down and show that commitment to the club. He played in the Development game on Wednesday and looked sharp, so I think he will be a welcome addition to the squad.”
Thomson comes straight into the squad for the weekend clash with high-flying Hamworthy United and he will take the place of 21-year-old Parry.
Josh Parry

Parry has had a frustrating season where he has been in and out of the team and suffered with injury as well. After signing from South West Peninsula League side Brixham last season, Parry made an instant impact by scoring on his debut against Helston and he chipped in with some important goals as the club were crowned Western League champions.

However, Henderson is keen to point out that the talented youngster is very much part of his plans and said: “I rate Josh very highly, but he needs to go and play some games. He was originally going to go to Torpoint, but he knows a few of the lads at Salltash and they said to go there.
“Josh and I have spoken numerous times and I am pleased we got him that move to Saltash. I spoke to their manager (Danny Lewis) and said he needs to play. A loan is no good to Josh if he finds himself in and out of their team.
“I understand it from their point of view, they are trying to win a league, but all I am really interested in is Josh because he needs to play. He has a lot of good attributes to his game, but there are areas that need improvement, such as his quality in the final third and awareness of other players.
“He did really well for us in the Western League and shows moments of brilliance. Hopefully he gets some games and does really well and comes back to us flying.”
Parry made a scoring debut for the Ashes in their 4-0 win over Millbrook in midweek.