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Thomas earns Argyle deal

Plymouth Argyle have signed free agent Nathan Thomas following a trial with the League Two club.

Winger Thomas, 19, a former Sunderland apprentice, has joined Argyle on a deal until the end of the season and will go straight into manager John Sheridan's squad for the Boxing Day fixture away at Oxford.

"He's very quick and very direct," said Sheridan. "When he's on his game, he gets the ball and will gain ground and get us up the pitch very quickly. That is what I am hoping for.

"He was very highly thought of at Sunderland; they offered him a contract and he refused it. It's a good chance for him to come here and get some first-team football.

"He has been at Championship clubs on trial, and someone wanted to take him, but he feels he has got a good chance of getting in the first team here. He's travelled a long way and is willing to work hard to get in the team and try to earn himself a contract, which is what I like about him.

"I like what I see. Hopefully, we can get him on board and he will help us to get where we want to go.

"He's left-footed and can play right and left. He's a winger, but he's very direct, and he's got a goal in him. He's only young, so we will work with him."