Sunderland Association Football Club Current Players
The midfielder came through Darlington’s Centre of Excellence before impressing Sunderland’s coaching staff during trials.
The Stanley-based player made the move north and became a key player in the under-18s, playing 23 times for the young Black Cats and scoring his first goal in a 2-0 away win at West Ham.
He also played one league game for the development squad whilst he scored a hat-trick as a Sunderland XI beat Consett 4-1 in a friendly match in May 2013.
The 2013-14 campaign saw Thomas break into the club’s U21 side, before penning a new deal at the club during the summer of 2014.