A commanding central defender, Thomas joined the club following a successful trial and agreed to a scholarship in 2020. Since then, he has continued to develop and impress, stepping up to the under 21s and taking that jump in his stride. Comfortable in possession, has also provided a threat from set-pieces, using his powerful presence to unsettle opposition defences. Thomas also went out on loan to Northern Premier League - Midlands Division side Corby Town in the 2022/23 campaign and also took home the U21s Goal of the Season after a stunning strike against Blackburn Rovers U21s in Premier League Cup. Thomas is another player who progressed through the academy system.