Coventry City are looking to extend Luke Thomas’ loan spell until the end of the season, according to the Derbyshire Live.

The 19-year-old’s current deal with the Sky Blues expires in January but Mark Robins is talking to Derby County over the possibility of extending it until May.

Thomas started his career as a youngster at West Bromwich Albion before making the switch to Cheltenham Town in 2015. He made one first-team appearance for the Robins in an FA Trophy fixture against Chelmsford City. He then had a brief trial with Benfica in 2015.

Thomas was snapped up by Derby in January 2017 for an undisclosed fee and has since been a key player for the Rams’ Under-23’s side. He was loaned out to National League North side Gloucester City for part of the 2016/17 season and scored once in 15 games.

On his return to Pride Park, Thomas was used frequently for the development squad again and went onto make his first-team debut for Derby in a Championship game against QPR in November 2017. He played once more for the Rams last season in the league.

Frank Lampard took over Derby in the summer and sanctioned a loan move for Thomas to join Coventry until January for him to gain some more first-team experience. He has since impressed in the 11 games he has played in League One.

Luke Thomas is highly-rated by the Rams and will have a big future there but they should let Coventry take him for the rest of the season as he is guaranteed regular action.


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