A new club for your birthday! Sorba Thomas celebrates turning 24 by agreeing a loan move to Blackburn from Huddersfield to boost their Championship promotion hopes
- Sorba Thomas has agreed to join Blackburn Rovers on loan from Huddersfield
- Thomas joined the Terriers from non-league side Boreham Wood back in 2021
- The Wales international has made 83 appearances since arriving at Huddersfield
Wales international Sorba Thomas has marked his 24th birthday on Wednesday by agreeing to join Blackburn Rovers on loan for the rest of the season from fellow Championship club Huddersfield.
Winger Thomas played in his country’s opening World Cup game against USA and Rovers hope his arrival will boost their promotion hopes.
Their head of recruitment Gus Williams knows the player well from previously working for the Welsh FA.
Sorba Thomas (pictured) has agreed to join Blackburn Rovers on loan from Huddersfield Town
Winger Thomas played in his Wales’ opening 2022 World Cup game against USA in Qatar
Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side currently sit fourth in the table and meet Birmingham City in the FA Cup on Saturday though Thomas is ineligible having played for Huddersfield in the third round.
Thomas joined Huddersfield from non-league Boreham Wood in 2021 and has made 83 appearances for The Terriers, making six assists this season for a team struggling at the wrong end of the table.
The 24-year-old only recently signed a new long-term deal with Huddersfield at the end of last season after they suffered defeat in the play-off final to Nottingham Forest.
Thomas joined Huddersfield from non-league Boreham Wood in 2021 and has played 83 times
Thomas enjoyed an impressive campaign to help Huddersfield into the play-offs by scoring three goals and adding a further 12 assists.
He agreed a two-year extension until the summer of 2026, but the arrival of Anthony Knockaert and Joe Hungbo arriving from Fulham and Watford respectively in January has made the deal possible.
Both Knockaert and Hungbo are right wingers, meaning the door was open for Thomas to depart.
He’ll be hoping he can play a part in helping Blackburn Rovers secure promotion to the Premier League.