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Somma For Thomas

Somma For Thomas

Description: Davide Somma United's South African Forward replaces loanee Jerome Thomas here halfway through the second half. The shot coming from the Football League Championship game against Middlesbrough at Elland Road on the 22nd December, 2012. This was Somma's first appearance for The Whites since May 2011.

South African Davide Somma earned himself an extended spell with the Whites after he was brought in on loan in July 2009. After impressing in the 2009-10 pre-season friendlies which included a goal against Newport County manager Simon Grayson made the extended period permanent in September 2009. On 26th November, 2009 Davide was loaned out to Chesterfield for one month in a bid to aid his development in the English game but missed a lot of the Spireites games through injury. After a brief return to Elland Road he was again loaned out this time to Lincoln City on the 25th February, 2010 to gain more first team experience. Somma made a great impression for the Imps scoring nine goals in just fourteen appearances for the club which helped secure Lincoln's survival in Division Two. Somma returned to Leeds after his loan period with Lincoln finished, his strong performances for Lincoln earned Somma an extended stay with The Whites for at least another year. Manager Grayson had said that Somma is part of his plans and will not be going out on loan for the 2010/11 season. After signing for Leeds Somma became the fifth South African to play for the club he follows Gerry Francis, Albert Johanneson, Lucas Radebe and Phil Masinga.

The Leeds United manager Neil Warnock signed Jerome Thomas from West Bromwich Albion on the 22nd November, 2012 on a loan contract that would last until January 2013. Thomas made his debut for the Whites in the Football League Championship game against Crystal Palace on the 24th November and scored his first goal for the Club four games later in the league home game against Ipswich Town on the 15th December. Delighted manager Warnock told the official site after the signing, "He's a player I've tried to sign five times so it's about time I finally got him,"...."He is just what I'm looking for and I want him to come here and enjoy himself."

Leeds United: Kenny, Byram, Tate, Lees, Peltier, Green, Tonge, Norris, Thomas, Becchio, Diouf.
Subs: White for Green, Somma for Thomas, Pearce for Peltier.

Thanks To: Paul for this great pic.

Submitted: 06/25/13

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