*BS*We are pleased to announce that Chris Kinnear has moved to bring Aswad Thomas to the club. The England C international has strong experience at this level, with Woking, Braintree Town and Grimsby Town.*BF*

Thomas started his career with Charlton Athletic and progressed through The Addicks’ youth system, spending four years at The Valley. He was loaned to Accrington Stanley in 2008 and made his Football League debut for the Lancashire side, before spending time on loan at Barnet and Lewes.

He signed a deal with Woking in 2009, and moved to Braintree Town two years later – scoring five goals in 43 appearances.

The 26 year old then signed a two-year deal with Grimsby Town in 2012 for an undisclosed fee, and made 90 appearances for Town before re-joining Woking for the closing period of last season.

Thomas was called up to the England C team in 2012.

We would like to welcome Aswad to the squad and wish him the best of luck during his time at Crabble.