Blackburn Rovers midfielder Lauren Thomas has signed on with the club for the coming season.
The 20-year-old made the move to The Sir Tom Finney Stadium last summer, joining Rovers from then-Barclays FA Women’s Super League club Liverpool.
Thomas is regarded as one for the future by Rovers boss Gemma Donnelly but the youngster still played an important role for the Lancashire club last season. Thomas made seven appearances in the FA Women’s Championship for Rovers, appearing in key victories over Charlton Athletic and Crystal Palace. The youngster scored her first Rovers goal in the 5-2 defeat at Aston Villa in last season’s FA Women’s Continental League Cup.
News of Thomas’ new deal with Rovers was announced via the club’s official Twitter account earlier today.
Player retained ✅
— Blackburn Rovers LFC (@RoversLadies) July 27, 2020
Thomas spent most of her youth within Liverpool’s Regional Talent Centre (RTC) after joining The Reds at the age of 13. The midfielder went on to made her top flight debut as a senior player as Liverpool drew 2-2 with Reading at Adams Park in December 2018. Thomas was named in Liverpool’s matchday squad on seven occasions in her only season as a first team player at Prenton Park.
Six players have now extended their contracts with Rovers this summer. Those players are Saffron Jordan, Ellie Stewart, Natasha Fenton, Kayleigh McDonald, Chelsey Jukes and Thomas.