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Thomas: For My Mental and Physical Health I Needed Time Away From the Game
Thursday, 8th Apr 2021 19:58

Blues loanee Luke Thomas has explained the reasons behind his lack of involvement in recent weeks, saying he needed to take some time away from the game for the sake of his mental and physical health.

Thomas, who joined Town on loan from parent club Barnsley in January, hasn’t featured for the Blues since the 0-0 home draw with Northampton in February. In total, he has made four starts and one sub appearance for the Blues.

The 22-year-old winger issued a statement via his social media channels this evening outlining the reasons for his absence.

Asked about Thomas’s situation last week, manager Paul Cook said: “Luke’s had some personal issues that had to be dealt with away from football, so we certainly wish Luke well.”

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IpswichToon added 11:30 - Apr 9
I can't remember what game it was exactly, but I do recall watching us and thinking this lad looked like the best player on the pitch - a Barnsley reserves player!

Although, If we don't win the next 2 games, then it's probably not worth us seeing our loan players anymore unless we expect to sign them. We have plenty of our own players who need to step up or get out.

JJ1970 added 12:22 - Apr 9
As a sufferer of Mental health issues, I understand the stigma still felt amongst men to ask for help.
You’ve done the best thing for yourself, Luke..
Get well soon 🙂..

LimerickTractorBoy added 14:20 - Apr 9
Very best wishes for a full recovery Luke. Take care young man.

bluebudgie added 19:42 - Apr 9
All the best Luke its a long road but get the right help and support can make the journey easier

BuckieBlue added 19:58 - Apr 9
Credit to him for being so open. Glad he is seeing progress. Being away from home/friends on loan must be a big change for anyone and our club probably hasn't been the easiest place in the world to be of late. But it looks as though ITFC has done its best to support him.

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