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LUKE THOMAS JOINS ON LOAN

19 January 2021

First January arrival as midfielder pens deal until end of the season

Town have completed the signing of Luke Thomas on loan from Barnsley for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.

The wide midfielder, who can also operate as a forward, penned a deal at Portman Road this afternoon, having trained with his Blues teammates at Playford Road for the first time this morning.

Luke, 21, was part of the youth setup at West Brom before moving to Cheltenham Town where he turned professional.

He left the Robins in 2016 to join Derby County where he then had loan spells away from Pride Park with Gloucester City and Coventry City.

Having made two league appearances with the Rams, Luke signed for Barnsley in 2019.

The Soudley-born wideman scored the winner for Barnsley on his debut against Fulham in August 2019 and made a total of 42 appearances for The Tykes in the 2019/20 season.

He has chalked up a total of 22 appearances this term, and most recently featured for Barnsley in a home clash with Swansea on 16 January.

Luke, who has twice represented England U20s, will wear the number 27 shirt during his time with Town.


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