Huddersfield Town boss Neil Warnock says he tried to sign Sorba Thomas when in charge of Middlesbrough.
Warnock recently returned to football management with Championship strugglers Huddersfield Town. It comes more than a year after left Middlesbrough following a year-and-a-half in charge, with Warnock having been replaced by Chris Wilder, who’s since been replaced by Michael Carrick.
Huddersfield Town return to action v Coventry City this weekend. And ahead of the game, Warnock has rued Thomas’ January loan move to Blackburn Rovers.
Speaking to YorkshireLive, Warnock said:
“Obviously I’m disappointed that Thomas is not here, simply because I tried to sign him myself (for Middlesbrough) the same time Huddersfield signed him, Sorba, and I think that I could have dealt with him, if I’m honest, and got him on board.
“So that’s a disappointment for me because it’s hard to sign players like Sorba at this moment in time, but that’s gone now and we’ve just got to move on and do the best with what we have.”
Huddersfield Town signed Thomas from non-league side Boreham Wood in January 2021. Since, Thomas has hone on to feature 79 times for Huddersfield in all competitions, whilst also earning seven caps for Wales. He’s now at Blackburn Rovers for the remainder of the season and it was a move that surprised many at Huddersfield.
A blow for Warnock…
Huddersfield could have really done with having Thomas in their squad for the second half of the season. He’s a player with real Championship quality and Huddersfield have lacked that all season.
But it seemed like Thomas needed a change of scenery. Warnock though will still be ruing the fact that Thomas is at Blackburn for the rest of the season, and so he’ll have to wait to get the chance to work with the Welsh international.
Thomas has shone for Huddersfield in recent seasons and at Middlesbrough, he could’ve been a huge success too.
Huddersfield Town v Coventry City kicks off at 3pm tomorrow, whilst Middlesbrough take on Reading.