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Friday, June 01, 2018

Keiran Thomas - A Short Profile

Thomas captained Gloucester during their preseason friendly against Hereford last summer
With the news that Keiran Thomas is set to sign for Hereford from Gloucester City, BN understands that the move will be completed when the 22-year old returns from holiday.

Thomas was spotted by a Cheltenham scout while playing for Forest of Dean youth side Mitcheldean aged 11. After joining the Robins' youth set up he was converted from a midfielder to right-back when he was 17 by the then Head of Youth John Brough - a name familiar to Hereford fans as he spent four years as a player at Edgar Street in the mid-ninties.

During his time at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Live reported he was known as 'pitbull' due to his ferocious tackling style.

Thomas narrowly missed out a professional contract at Whaddon Road, but joined his hometown club Cinderford Town and helped them to be crowned Southern League South and West champions in the 2015/16 season.

In his first season at Gloucester City, Thomas was named the players' and supporters' player of the season, as well as picking up a host of local media awards. 

He also secured a trial with Derby County in 2017, where his younger brother Luke was on the books. During his trial Gloucester say he was highly praised by the academy staff. 

He was appointed Tigers' team captain for the 2017/18 National League South season, but some fans say that his performances have tailed off recently.

But another source close to BN says Thomas is a superb player and will be a top signing for the Bulls.

It's reported that Hereford were one of two clubs interested in Thomas' signature, the other being one of Gloucester's rival clubs from the National League South.