Winger remains patient as he adapts to physical challenge of English football
The Australian international winger has had to settle for a role on the bench since arriving as a free agent in August following a five year stay in Holland with Utrecht.
His one Championship start for Blues came against Huddersfield and he suffered concussion in the first minutes of the game and was replaced at half-time.
“It’s a completely different style here to what I was used to in Holland,” Tommy told the Club website.
“In Holland, they probably value possession more. In England, it’s more end to end. More physical, it’s more about strength and speed and I’m still adjusting to that.
“I’m working in the gym every day and doing all that stuff. Also in training, getting used to using my body to protect the ball. Every day in training I’m getting more used to the physical side though and hopefully when I get a chance, I can put it into practise in games.
“The team has been doing really well lately so it’s hard to break into the side but I need to keep ticking over and be in a position that when the team needs me, I am ready to step in and take my chance.”