Derby County fullback Max Lowe has reacted on Instagram with high five emojies as Kwame Thomas confirms he has signed a deal with Doncaster Rovers.
Thomas came through the Derby youth academy after joining the Rams in 2012.
The Nottingham-born forward won the club’s U21 Player of the Year Award. He later went on make his Championship debut in the 2014-15 campaign.
But Thomas struggled to make the grade at Pride Park. He was released in 2016 and ended up at Solihull Moors in the National League after a brief spell at Coventry City.
Now, the 24-year-old is climbing the ladder again. He took to Instagram to confirm his move to Doncaster, and former teammate Max Lowe shared his delight.
Doncaster have confirmed on their official website the arrival of Thomas. He joins on a short-term deal until January 2020 when the Yorkshire club will then reassess.
Thomas had been on trial with Rovers where former Rams defender Darren Moore is in charge. The League One club are going strong, having lost just once in nine games.
Derby left-back Lowe will know all about the difficulties of breaking through at Pride Park. Last season, he was sent out on loan at Aberdeen to aid his development.
Thomas’s journey back to League One deserves respect. After once featuring for England U20s and Derby’s first-team, dropping down to the Conference must have been hard.