IEUAN Thomas has “unfinished business” in a Great Britain vest following World Championships disappointment two years ago – so he wants another crack at the event this autumn.

Pontypool 3000m steeplechaser Thomas can stake a claim for a place on the plane to Doha should he impress the selectors in Birmingham tomorrow.

The British Championships have been kind to Thomas of late with bronze and silver medals in the last two editions.

And he will need a big performance again this weekend to make it to Qatar, which hosts the competition from September 27-October 6.

If he does get the nod it will be a fourth major championships in a row for the Welshman after the worlds in 2017 and Commonwealth Games and European Championships in 2018.

“It’s a season where everything has been building towards trying to make the World Championships,” he said.

“Training has been great, but my racing has been a bit disappointing. I’ve been struggling a little bit with the steeplechase, but I feel really good going to Birmingham.

“I had a torn quad going into the last World Championships, so I had to do everything I could to get on the start line.

“The injury meant I didn’t perform as I knew I could, and that makes me feel like I’ve still got unfinished business in a British vest.

“I want to keep my run of majors going and it’s a big opportunity this weekend.

“Most of us are in the same boat in that we need to run the qualifying standard, only Zak Seddon has so far, and I expect a hard race.

“I feel more than capable of running the standard (8:29.00).”

He added: “There are lots of guys around that sort of time. As long as the race allows it, I will be able to run that time and be capable of medalling. I’ve got to go into it full of confidence.”

An appearance at next year’s Olympic Games would give Thomas the full set of majors on his CV.

“That’s the long-term goal,” he said. “It’s the most important competition in the next few years and what everything is geared towards.”