Home-grown former Mansfield Town star Jack Thomas has relaunched his career with ambitious neighbours Basford United and hopes it won’t belong before he before he is back in the Football League.
It has been an emotional summer for the 22-year-old, moving on after spending his whole career with the Stags.
But, after his exciting rise hit a brick wall at Mansfield following a series of loan spells, he admitted it had been time for a change after his summer release by David Flitcroft. He is now playing for a Basford club who are the next highest-ranked outfit in the county behind the three EFL clubs in the Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division, just three steps behind League Two.
“I needed a change and it’s a good project at Basford,” he said. “They have high ambitions and I am looking forward to it.
“I believe in a few years time Basford could be a Football League club. I think we can do it and I’d love to be part of that journey.”
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