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27 July 2020 16:41

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Wales international George Thomas joins QPR on three-year deal

WINGER George Thomas, who has also operated in other attacking roles, joined Leicester City from Coventry City in August 2017, following a breakthrough campaign that saw him score nine times in 36 appearances. Born in Leicester, Thomas came through the ranks at Coventry before making his professional debut as a 16-year-old in Sky Bet League One against Leyton Orient in January 2014. He continued to make a growing impact for the Sky Blues over the next few seasons, before ending the 2016/17 campaign as the club's top scorer with seven league goals. Thomas scored the decisive goal at Wembley as Coventry overcame Oxford United 2-1 to lift the EFL Trophy, and also picked up experience out on loan with Yeovil Town during the 2015/16 campaign. In his maiden season with Leicester, he appeared regularly for the development squad and was named on the bench for City's Premier League defeat at Liverpool at the end of 2017.

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The entirety of the following season, 2018/19, was spent on loan at Scunthorpe United in League One, with Thomas making 40 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals and also registering seven assists. He also made a handful of appearances during a loan spell at Dutch outfit ADO Den Haag at the start of 2020. A Welsh international of three caps who made his senior bow for the national team in a friendly versus Mexico in 2018. Queens Park Rangers have announced the signing of George Thomas as their first foray into this summer's transfer market, as per their official Twitter account. The Hoops finished the 19/20 season in mid-table after flirting with the play-off places just before the break in the season.

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It came at the wrong time for them, though, as form since the restart was not good enough and things fell away. Even so, there has been some good signs under Mark Warburton and fans will be hoping he can build on that next year. He's got a summer window now to try and help him do that and Thomas is the first to come into the club: The Verdict QPR are going to be making signings like this all summer you would have thought. They are not going to be spending big money and so instead they'll be looking at bringing in players that could prove themselves shrewd arrivals. Thomas has got a great chance to really show what he can do at this level now, then, and it remains to be seen just how he will get on.

A young player, though, under Warburton he should be given a chance to progress as the manager has shown he is willing to offer game time regardless of age. Thanks, your email has been added to our newsletter. Queens Park Rangers have made their first signing of the summer by bringing in Leicester City midfielder George Thomas. The 23-year-old arrives at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on a free transfer from the Premier League side and has signed a three-year contract with the option of a further year. George Thomas Signs for Queens Park Rangers From Leicester City Thomas' Career Thomas started out at Coventry City and became a regular in the team during the 2016/17 season. His debut came a couple of years previously, in a League One match against Leyton Orient. The Wales international found success in the newly-named EFL Trophy that season, scoring his first goal for the club in the tie against Wycombe Wanderers. He also netted in the semi-final tie against the Chairboys, setting up Coventry's first Wembley final since 1987. In that game against Oxford United, Thomas continued his scoring form in the competition, netting the winner in a 2-1 success. This caught the eye of Leicester, who signed Thomas on a three-year deal. He went into their development side but did not make it out to record a first-team appearance for the Foxes. Instead, he spent the 2018/19 season on loan at Scunthorpe United and then made two appearances under Alan Pardew at Dutch side ADO Den Haag at the back end of this season. At 23, Thomas needs to play regular football to get his career back on track, and with QPR likely to lose star man Eberechi Eze this summer, that is something they can certainly provide. What Was Said? Speaking to the club website about his move, Thomas said: "I am over the moon to get this done. "Hopefully I can follow them." Welsh international George Thomas has completed a move to Queens Park Rangers on a three-year deal. The winger, who was a free agent prior to joining the R's, has represented his country on three occasions after making his senior debut in a friendly against Mexico in 2018. Thomas, 23, began his career with Coventry City after coming through the youth ranks with the Midlands side. He made 42 appearances for the Sky Blues before leaving to join Leicester – his place of birth – in 2017. He failed to make a senior appearance for the Foxes, and has since had loan spells with Scunthorpe United and ADO den Haag. Speaking to the club website on his arrival at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, Thomas said: "I am over the moon to get this done. QPR is a big club and I can't wait to get started. "I want to play as many games as I can. Seeing the young boys coming through here, getting games and improving, definitely had an impact on my decision." Rangers manager Mark Warburton says he is looking forward to working with Thomas, who he describes as "a very talented young player who I know is very highly thought of by the Welsh staff." Embed from Getty Images "He has shown his quality during loan spells and is more than ready to make this step up in his career. I have no doubt he will positively impact the club," he added. Thomas will not have wait long to get started in the English capital, after the recent announcement that the 2020-21 Championship season is to begin on 12 September. (Featured image: Lewis Mitchell/YCPD)