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22nd December 2014 14:05

Young Mansfield star arrives at Hednesford
By CannockNews, December 19, 2014

HEDNESFORD Town manager Rob Smith has moved to strengthen his squad ahead of the busy Christmas period after bringing in highly rated Mansfield Town midfielder Jack Thomas.


The 18-year-old arrives at Keys Park on a one month loan and is expected to go straight into the team for tomorrow’s home fixture against Gainsborough Trinity.

Rob Smith was delighted with the capture, “We have brought Jack Thomas in from Mansfield for a month. He is someone who we have been after for a while.

“He will help us out in the midfield area and he is a very good player.”

The central midfielder made his Football League debut for Mansfield at the end of last season after progressing through the youth system at the Nottinghamshire club.

Smith added, “He is highly rated by Mansfield, he puts himself about and has been on the bench for Mansfield quite a few times this year.

“Clemmo rates him very highly and we are looking forward to seeing him play. He will be a good addition for us.”


Thomas joins Hednesford Town on loan
mansfieldtown.net, 19th December 2014

Youngster heads to Keys Park in order to get senior experience.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/thomas-joins-hednesford-town-on-loan-2154014.aspx#AuTlDoRaVOt5IPRj.99

Young midfielder Jack Thomas has joined Hednesford Town on a month-long loan.

The 18-year-old is eligible to go into the Pit Men’s squad for their home fixture against Gainsborough Trinity in the Vanarama North on Saturday.

Thomas is a graduate from our highly-successful academy set-up, where he skippered our youth team for two seasons.

The tenacious and tough-tackling playmaker, who has been a regular at reserve team level, made his senior bow as a substitute in a 3-0 victory over Rochdale last season.

Thomas is eligible to stay at Keys Park until Tuesday 20 January.

Hednesford currently occupy 11th position in the Vanarama North - seven points adrift of the play-off spots, but nine points above the drop zone.

Manager Adam Murray said: “I have worked closely with Jack over the last few years and he is somebody who I rate very highly. At the minute, I don’t believe it is the right time, with the position in which he plays, to give him the responsibility of a first 11 place in our team.

“He is somebody who I see being part of Mansfield Town in future years and the continued run of competitive game time over the next month will be huge in his development.”



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