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25 January 2023

Club News


25 January 2023

Winger joins Blackburn Rovers for remainder of 2022/23 Sky Bet Championship season

- Sorba Thomas joins Blackburn Rovers on loan
- Deal until end of 2022/23 Sky Bet Championship season
- Comments from Head Coach Mark Fotheringham

We can confirm that Sorba Thomas has joined Blackburn Rovers on loan for the remainder of the 2022/23 Sky Bet Championship season.

Having joined the Terriers from National League side Boreham Wood in January 2021, Thomas first joined up with our B Team and made intermittent appearances for the First Team for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.

Breaking through to the First Team in the 2021/22 season, Thomas was named Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month in August 2021 and was a virtual ever present as Town reached the Play-Off Final, earning himself a new contract until 2026 and establishing himself as a regular Welsh international in the process.

Travelling with Wales to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the winger has yet to replicate his form from the 2021/22 campaign, making his last start for Town in the Sky Bet Championship on 17 December 2022 in the home defeat to Watford.

Head Coach Mark Fotheringham commented:

“I’ve really enjoyed working with Sorba since arriving at the Club, and he was involved a lot at the start of my time in charge, so has had plenty of opportunity to show us what he’s all about. However, with new faces introduced to the squad this month and other players deserving their own opportunities, there are only so many places available.

“Sorba is still a young player who is only in his second full season of professional football at this level, and adding consistency to his performances is something that will come with time. Given our focus of staying in the division, we need players who are ready to perform straightaway, so it is the best thing for both ourselves and Sorba that he goes out to try and find more regular minutes elsewhere.”

Good luck, Sorba!

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