New signing George Thorne says he is looking forward to experiencing the feel-good factor around Kenilworth Road after joining the Hatters on loan until the end of the season.
The 26-year-old first signed for Derby in the January transfer window of the 2013-14 season, helping the Rams reach the Championship play-off final before signing permanently from West Brom that summer.
“I think when you are in a promotion push the environment you are in is very positive and there is always a buzz around the place,” Thorne told iFollow Hatters. “That’s what I found when I first went to Derby on loan from West Brom and I expect this place to be quite similar.
“I spoke to the manager and he said it’s a great set of lads and I’m really looking forward to getting going.”
Thorne says he doesn’t know any of the current squad at Kenilworth Road, but there is one familiar face around the place in the form of Joaquin Gomez, who was head of tactical analysis at Pride Park for a year before joining the Town as first-team coach in the summer of 2016.
Thorne said: “I haven’t met any of the lads yet. I was only briefly in and out when I met the manager before, but I’m looking forward to meeting them
“I remember Joaquin from his time at Derby. He came with Paul Clement and we had similar success at one point, we got to the top of the league before everyone parted ways, so it’s nice to see a familiar face.”
Asked what supporters can expect from him as a player, the former England youth international added: “I like to think that I’m a football player. I like the ball on the deck and the philosophy of the manager and the lads playing here, I think it suits me and I should flourish that way.
“I like to pass the ball about and play attacking football and dominate games, so I think I’m in the right place to do that.”
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