George Thomason is delighted to be continuing his career path with Wanderers after signing a new deal.
Thomason has made an impressive transition from non-league football to the professional ranks since joining Wanderers from Longridge Town in January, 2020.
The midfielder, 20, also saw loan activity at Bamber Bridge before playing a key role in the Whites’ promotion success from League Two last season.
And Thomason now knows he will be part of the set-up until at least June, 2023 after signing an extended contract along with three other members of Ian Evatt’s squad.
“I’m delighted I can stay here another 18 months or so and really kick on and keep learning and developing to become a better football player,” Thomason said.
“The journey I’ve been on in the last few years is something that doesn’t really happen any more in football but I’m ready just to kick on and now that I’m here I still think I’m improving and learning each day under this management team.
“I just want to keep progressing with this club and try and get to the top. I still think I can push on even higher.
“We all know that that the club is massive and we’re trying to take those steps each day to get back to where we believe it should be.
“For me to be on that journey, I’m really proud and happy to be here.”
Thomason penned a new deal at the same time as defender Gethin Jones and midfield colleagues MJ Williams and Kieran Lee.
Thomason started alongside the pair in Sunday’s 2-2 FA Cup draw with Stockport County.
He has also been an ever-present so far in Wanderers’ Papa John’s Trophy run to the knock-out stages.
And he believes the quality around him can only help as he bides his time to make an impact in League One.
“The belief the management have put in me to offer me a new contract and keep me around, I’m really grateful for that,” Thomason added.
“Every time I go onto the pitch I try and re-pay that to give my all for the club and produce good performances.
“The people I’m competing with in midfield are really experienced, good, top pros but I’m picking up off their games and trying to become a better player and pushing them each day so when my opportunity does come I can perform when called upon.”
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