Mansfield Town midfielder Jack Thomas has extended his loan at Vanarama Conference North outfit Hednesford Town by a further month.
The 18-year-old has put in some impressive displays since arriving at Keys Park in December, and netted a fantastic half volley on Saturday to help the Pitmen to a 2-2 draw at Worcester City. Hednesford currently sit in sixth position in the Vanarama Conference North table. “He’s absolutely flying,” said Stags’ manager Adam Murray. “We’ve had him watched a few times and I’ve been to see a couple of their games and he’s taken to it like a duck to water. “The manager at Hednesford is strict and demanding and his move there was done with the purpose of pushing Jack to new limits within men’s football. He has taken a few rollickings and a few beatings. It is another massive step in his learning curve. “Jack will play a part of the first team here at Mansfield Town at some point, it’s about getting the timing right,” he added.