Boreham Wood’s PASE graduate Sorba Thomas has signed a new two-year contract with an additional option of a further year.
Thomas, still only 20 years old, is a firm fan favourite and has been in spectacular form this pre-season, netting three goals and raising more than a few eyebrows of the pro clubs.
Chairman Danny Hunter said: “Sorba is a fantastic young player and a prospect in the mould of say a Bruno Andrade, though possibly a tad stronger and quicker at the same age. He has lots to learn but I feel he’s destined for the Football League.
“He has quite rightly been nurtured slowly by both manager Luke Garrard and Academy Head Coach Cameron Mawer, but I sense that they both now feel they need to let him off the leash to see how he adapts.
“I would not be at all surprised if ‘Sorbs’ features quite heavily this season, in both starts and off the bench, but it’s still very early days in a young 20 year old’s career and so I’m very aware that we must be careful not to expect too much too soon.”
On signing his new contract, a delighted Thomas said: “This is a club very close to my heart, so I am delighted to extend my future here. I started here as an Academy player with aspirations of making the First Team squad, like all Academy players do, so to sign this new contract is a dream come true.
“However, I am fully aware this is just the start. The club have continued to show their faith in me, and now it is time for me to really push on and repay the faith shown in me from the Chairman, the Gaffer and Cameron (Mawer).”
“I am hugely excited for the new season, which starts away at Torquay on Saturday, and doing my absolute most to give the Wood Army something to cheer about this season.”