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Luke Thomas: Former Cheltenham Town youngster was unused substitute in East Midlands Derby

Former Cheltenham Town youngster Luke Thomas was an unused substitute in the East Midlands derby yesterday, where Derby County and Nottingham Forest drew 0-0.

The 19-year old attacking midfielder joined the Rams in 2016 for an undisclosed fee, having just played a single game for the Robins in the FA Trophy.

Thomas was loaned out to Gloucester City last season and having shone with the Tigers, was kept at Pride Park this season with the first-team.

Thomas made his senior debut for Derby in November 2017, coming on as an 89th minute substitute against Queens Park Rangers in the Championship, a brief cameo that earned Cheltenham £25,000 as part of their deal.

Thomas remained on the bench at the City Ground as ten-man Derby held their rivals to a draw, with Tom Huddlestone being sent to the stands having been given a second yellow card with ten minutes to go.

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