Doncaster Rovers sign former England youth international striker

Doncaster Rovers have completed the signing of former England youth international striker Kwame Thomas on a short term deal.

Friday, 4th October 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 4th October 2019, 6:11 pm
Kwame Thomas

The 24-year-old has been on trial with Rovers over the past few weeks and impressed sufficiently to earn a deal until January.

“I’m very happy,” the former Coventry City striker said. “For a while now I’ve wanted to get things sorted and know where I would be playing my football this season.

“Everyone knows each other and all the lads have felt me really welcome.

“That made it easy to settle in and for me to show what I can do.

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“The boys have done really well and started the season off in good form, and from being involved in training with them I can see why.”

Nottingham-born Thomas came through the youth set up at Derby County, making his senior debut off the bench against Leeds United in November 2014.

Loan spells with Notts County – where he was sent off for two bookable offences against Rovers in January 2015 – and Blackpool followed before he joined Coventry on a free transfer in the summer of 2016.

The 6ft 3 forward made 15 appearances for the Sky Blues over two seasons, scoring three goals with spells on loan at Sutton United and Solihull Moors in his final season.

After scoring four goals in 25 appearances for Solihull on loan, he made the move permanent in February 2018 but failed to score in 17 appearances last term and was loaned to Kidderminster Harriers.

Thomas left Solihull at the end of last season and had trials with Port Vale and Carlisle United in the summer.

He represented England at age group level and scored two goals in seven appearances for the U20s.