Date: 3rd April 2008 at 2:24pm
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CHARLTON ATHLETIC defender Aswad Thomas last night headed back to London to link up with the Addicks, after his red card at the weekend, meaning the youngster may not be needed by Stanley between now and the end of the season.

Thomas, 18, was told to head home whilst he was on the sidelines due to his red card which he recieved after reacting angrily to being pushed in the defeat to Macclesfield Town, when going to collect the ball for a throw in. So when the referee indicated a Macclesfield throw in, Thomas stupidly threw the ball in Shaun Brisley’s face, right in front of the referee and off he went.

But Stanley’s second in command gaffer Jimmy Bell has indicated that the youngster may have played his last game in the famous red of Accrington Stanley if Football League football is safe and secure.

‘Aswad’s gone back to Charlton for the time being,’ said Bell, speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph.

‘He’s suspended for three games. It means he may only be available for one or two games when his ban ends.

‘If we’re in a safe position in the league table after that third week, it may be that he stops down there. But if we still need him, he will be back with us.’

Thomas made 13 appearances for the Fraser Eagle outfit, scoring twice on his debut, and has proved to be a real meanace for opposition both at defending and going forward and Bell was full of praise for the bright futured youngster.

He added: ‘I can’t speak highly enough of the lad – he’s been absolutely magnificent for us.’

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