FORMER prolific Thurrock striker Wes Thomas has been signed by Grays Athletic on one month's loan.

The 21-year-old, who started his career with Waltham Forest, was a big hit at Thurrock and was widely watched by Football League clubs before joining Fisher Athletic, Grays manager Wayne Burnett's former club.

In September this year he signed a three year contract with Football League Dagenham & Redbridge. He has struggled to make an impact with the first team, with just two appearances from the subs' bench in League Two, though he showed his striking prowess with a hat-trick in a 7-0 demolition of Halstead in the Essex Senior Cup.