Forest Green Rovers have snapped up Trinidad and Tobago international winger Jake Thomson on loan from Kettering Town.
The former Southampton speed-merchant is expected to go straight into tonight’s squad for the clash against Newport.
Thomson, 22, began his career under Forest Green boss Dave Hockaday at Southampton. He went on to play 10 times in the Championship with the Saints.
He also spent time on loan at Bournemouth and Torquay.
After leaving St Mary’s last year he switched to Exeter City, where he spent a short spell on loan at Cheltenham.
He moved from Exeter in May and spent the summer on trial with Southend United.
Thomson began his career at Southampton in 2005 and was promoted to the first team in 2008, making his debut on 9 August 2008 against Cardiff City in the Football League Championship. He made a further nine appearances for Southampton in the 2008–09 season.
Thomson spent one month on loan to Bournemouth between January and February 2009; although the clubs had agreed to extend the loan, this was not permitted because of Bournemouth's financial circumstances.
Thomson made four appearances for Southampton in the 2009–10 Football League One. On 27 October 2009, he joined Torquay United on loan for a month. The loan was extended until the end of the 2009–10 season.
He was released by Southampton on 15 May 2010.
On 1 July 2010, he was signed by Exeter City. On 25 February 2011, Jake signed on loan to Cheltenham for an initial one month loan. He was one of twelve players released by Exeter in May 2011.
Thomson spent the summer of 2011 on trial with Southend United however he failed to earn a deal. Thomson subsequently signed for Conference National outfit Kettering Town.
Shortly after joining Kettering however on 27 September 2011, Thomson joined fellow Conference National side Forest Green Rovers on loan. He made his Forest Green debut on the day he signed, coming on as a second half substitute in a 1-1 draw with Newport County at The New Lawn.