Tony Mowbray has since tentatively introduced the Scotland international back into the side with two further appearances from the bench, before Saturday's FA Cup encounter marked a fourth start of the campaign.
"I want to play football - If people watch me train, they'll see I always come in dirty, I work hard.
"Unfortunately for me down I've not had much luck, but I've never wanted a cuddle, never wanted sympathy or a pat on the back," Thomson added.
"I just want to show people what I can do, I was getting there toward the end of last season when people were getting a bit excited about what I could do, but I knew I was nowhere near my best.
"Hopefully I can get a fair crack of the whip and show people the true Kevin Thomson."
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