‘A player with huge potential’ - Orient boss excited to sign City full-back on loan
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Norwich City full-back Jordan Thomas is set for his first taste of loan action, after joining League Two side Leyton Orient for the 2020-21 season.
The 19-year-old has been with the Canaries since January 2018 and made a brief Premier League debut at the end of last season, coming on with already relegated Norwich trailing 5-0 at Manchester City.
Thomas scored once in 17 games for City’s under-23s during 2019-20 and is under contract until the end of this season but with the option for a further year.
Orient head coach Ross Embleton said: “Jordan’s an exciting young prospect from a big club, and one that we’re pleased to work with and potentially build a bigger relationship with.
“He’s a player we’ve been tracking for a while, and we feel we’ve signed a player with huge potential.
“I personally am really excited to work with him, and for everyone to see him in an Orient shirt.”
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The former Charlton and Huddersfield trainee was also an unused substitute during three other Premier League games for City last season, providing cover for right-back Max Aarons with Sam Byram out injured.
He has been given the squad number 12 by the O’s and goes straight into their squad for a trip to Forest Green Rovers in the first round of the League Cup on Saturday.
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“I’m just really pleased that it has happened,” Thomas said, also speaking to Orient’s website. “It has been ongoing for a little while but I found out last week that I was definitely coming.
“I’m a modern-day right back. I like to get forward. That fits this club’s philosophy perfectly I think.”