Defender Jordan Thomas has become arrival number four of the summer at Yeovil Town after arriving from Hampton & Richmond.

The right-back made 26 appearances in National League South last season becomes the second signing of this week following the arrival of defender Finn Cousin-Dawson on Wednesday.

The Glovers confirmed that he had signed a two-year contract and comes in to provide competition – and cover, one would imagine – for first-choice right-back, Michael Smith.

Speaking to the club’s official YouTube channel, the 23-year-old said: “With my previous clubs I have gained quite a bit of experience even at just 23, but this is the move to really kick on in my career and show people what I can do, especially at this level.

I think I can slot in really well with how the manager wants to play. I was really impressed with how Yeovil played last season and it was always in the back of mind that I would love to play under (Glovers’ boss) Mark Cooper and his Yeovil side, so I am really delighted to be a part of the squad now.”

He went on to speak about his desire to play under Cooper, adding: “It goes without saying his pedigree as a manager and a player, he has so much knowledge at this level and higher levels. I remember watching him when he was at Forest Green when I was at Leyton Orient and I was really impressed with how his team playing and that was four or five years ago, but to see how he has brought that to Yeovil, it was definitely something I wanted to be a part of.

Thomas does have Premier League experience (of a sort) having come on as an 89th-minute substitute for Norwich City in a 5-0 defeat at Manchester City back in July 2020, he went on to have a spell on loan at Leyton Orient before joining Barnet where he made 27 appearances in the 2021-22 season.

In January 2023, he became the first permanent signing of Hampton manager – and former Yeovil Town goalkeeper – Mel Gwinnett.


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