Preston North End sign Jamie Thomas after trial spell
Preston North End have handed Jamie Thomas a one-year contract after a successful trial.
Thomas has spent the last couple of weeks training with PNE in a bid to land a deal and a way back into full-time football.
He scored in North End's 1-1 draw at Accrington Stanley after coming on as a half-time substitute and then last Friday played 73 minutes of the 3-2 defeat against Wigan.
The 24-year-old had signed for Bamber Bridge in June and played for Brig in their pre-season friendly with PNE which was played at Euxton after the pitch at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium was waterlogged.
Thomas scored twice in that game which Preston won 8-3 and he caught the eye of Frankie McAvoy and his coaching staff.
He went on to spend a couple of days training with Oldham Athletic before North End offered him the chance to play against Accrington and train with them.
PNE head coach McAvoy said: "Jamie has done great, we are really happy with him."
Thomas, who represented Wales at Under-19 level, started his career with Bolton Wanderers where he served a two-year scholarship.
After being released by Wanderers, he joined Burnley's Under-23 squad. In 2016, Burnley loaned him to Scottish club Ayr United where he played three games.
Before joining Bamber Bridge, Thomas played for Squires Gate and AFC Blackpool.
He's signed a one-year contract and PNE have an option for a further 12 months.
Thomas will wear the No.40 shirt having played No.34 in his two trial games.
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