Yesterday Yeovil Town confirmed the loan signing of Olly Thomas. Our man Callum Hallett has done some digging in the youngster below…

Highly rated Bristol City forward Olly Thomas has joined Yeovil Town on loan until January. My guess is that he will give us more depth until Alex Fisher returns from injury. Mark Cooper also said how important game time is for Linton at the age of 22, hence his loan to Taunton Town.
A few quotes from Robins fans about Olly Thomas:
“Powerful centre forward who can play across the front line if needed. Very highly rated.” – @BristolCityFM
“Yep, got some Semenyo traits, powerful.  Can drop into pockets and run at the defence.” – @FevsFootball
“Very fast, and very powerful, got a very high ceiling in terms of his future.” – @ThePayne115
“Two of our brighter prospects” (Zac Bell and Olly Thomas) @BristolCityFM
Good to hear the positivity!!
We already know from most of Mark Cooper’s signings this season, being versatile is key. Being able to play all across the front line gives us more options of cover until Alex Fisher gets back from injury in January. It’s also good to have another style of attacking player to our name.

There is many things that impressed me about this goal from the movement, the control, the composure and then the quality of the finish.


One of the things that excites me is having a player who is willing to run in behind when the ball is with the defenders. He has the instinct to know when the defender gets the ball and start his run in behind straight away, pointing to where he’d like the ball.


This is a great clip showing his pace to keep up with the ball, his awareness to know where the defender is and the composure to know what to do. The first touch is lovely to settle the ball and the second is a chop inside to set himself for a shot.


The finish is sublime, having the ability to pick out the far top corner with a body in the way is class. He uses the defenders body to guide the ball into the far corner, which is a sign of a player with huge confidence and quality.

How he will fit into both of Mark Coopers tactics?

I think Cooper will probably stick with two tactics this season, A narrow 4-2-3-1 and a 3-5-2/5-3-2 with wide wing backs.
Here is a look at how Thomas may fit in to each formation.


This formation will probably be Coopers favoured formation going off of pre-season. This will most likely see Thomas be an option to play in the Murphy role alongside a target man looking to get on the end of flick-ons and running in behind using his pace and power.


Not so much a fan of this one as it means Nouble will probably play a bit wider as seen against Wimborne. In this formation Nouble is less of a target man and is more key to running at defenders getting balls into the box. This suits Thomas down to the ground!
A good signing for us and I look forward to seeing him play. Thanks to the City fans for the help on what type of player he is!

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