Former Ipswich forward Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is back in football... in Thailand

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is looking to rebuild his career in Thailand. Picture: THAILEAGUE/TWITTER

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is looking to rebuild his career in Thailand. Picture: THAILEAGUE/TWITTER - Credit: Archant

Former Ipswich Town player Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is looking to rebuild his career in Thailand.

Emmanuel-Thomas made 75 appearances during his time with Ipswich.

Emmanuel-Thomas made 75 appearances during his time with Ipswich. - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

The forward, known as JET, has signed for PTT Rayong (Petroleum Authority of Thailand Rayong Football Club) in the Thai top tier, following a prolonged spell without a club.

Emmanuel-Thomas was last seen playing in League One for Gillingham in 2016/17, during a loan spell from former club QPR, and was released by the Loftus Road club at the end of that season.

A graduate of the Arsenal academy, from where he joined the Blues for more than £1million in 2011, the 28-year-old has struggled to consistently translate his natural ability onto the field.

Signed by Paul Jewell, Emmanuel-Thomas played 75 games for Ipswich and scored eight goals before heading to Bristol City in 2013 as part of a swap deal which brought Paul Anderson to Portman Road.

The former Arsenal youngster, known as JET, has been without a club since 2017.

The former Arsenal youngster, known as JET, has been without a club since 2017. - Credit: Ashley Pickering


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He will now be hoping to rebuild his player in Asia, at a club where he is currently the only European player.

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