23rd Jan, 2018

Striker Kwame Thomas becomes the first summer signing for the Sky Blues

Steve Carpenter 1st Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

SKY Blues boss Tony Mowbray feels striker Kwame Thomas will provide his side with much needed pace next season after he became the club’s first official signing of the summer.

The 20-year-old has moved to the Ricoh Arena on a two-year deal after released by Championship side Derby County at the end of last season.

It means Thomas will remain with the Sky Blues until 2018 although the move is subject to FA and Football League approval.

“Kwame is an exciting young striker, who will add pace and power to our attacking options,” said Mowbray.

“It’s good to get the first signing of the summer over the line and I am looking forward to working with Kwame over the course of next season.”

Thomas came through the academy ranks at Derby and went on to make his first team debut as a substitute against Leeds United back in November 2014.

The young striker was send out on loan to fellow League One side Notts County at the beginning of 2015 but failed to score after making two starts and three appearances from the bench.

After one month at Meadow Lane Thomas returned to Derby and at the beginning of last season he was sent out on loan to Blackpool where again he was limited to substitute appearances. although he did come on as a substitute against the Sky Blues in a 0-0 draw between the two sides in November.

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