Clarets sign young striker Jamie Thomas

The Clarets have signed young forward Jamie Thomas on a free transfer.

Thursday, 30th June 2016, 12:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:48 pm
Jamie Thomas is the first new signing for the development squad. Credit: Burnley Football Club/Andy Ford

The former Bolton Wanderers man, 19, has signed a two-year deal with a further year’s option in the club’s favour. And Thomas, who will join up with the Development Squad, is looking forward to continuing his progression at a place that has always been close to home. He said: “I’m absolutely delighted and I’m looking forward to getting started now in pre-season and hopefully hitting the ground running. “I feel it’s a place that’s close to home. My dad was born in Burnley so it’s close to me and my family. I feel I can continue progressing and push on to eventually try and get into the first-team. “I've been shown around the training ground and I thought the facilities and the plans for the future we excellent so it made me want to come here even more.” Thomas appeared twice on the substitutes’ bench in the Sky Bet Championship last season for Bolton Wanderers against Hull City and Cardiff City. And the Wales U19 international reflected on that taste of first-team action as something that drives him on. “It was a great experience. There were a lot of fans at Cardiff away and with it being my first time with the first-team away it was a bit nervy but I loved it and it gave me a taste for the future. “I love going away with Wales as you get to meet new lads from different clubs so it’s always a pleasure to represent my country. “I can play as a number ten or a number nine and I like to create and score goals. My immediate aim is to get to know my teammates here at the club, start doing that and enjoy it.”