Published: 10:15, 24 July 2019
| Updated: 10:17, 24 July 2019
Nathan Thomas has completed a loan move to Carlisle United after leaving Gillingham on compassionate grounds.
Thomas only joined the Gills three weeks ago but his family struggled to settle in the south.
Gillingham boss Steve Evans and the Blades came to an agreement to cancel his move to Priestfield and he has now rejoined Carlisle on a season long loan.
Evans revealed on Tuesday night that Thomas would be leaving the Gills, after being left out of the squad at Dover.
Thomas was infact at the other end of the country, watching Carlisle's friendly match against Tranmere.
Carlisle boss Steven Pressley said: "He was one of my main targets and we were obviously disappointed when he initially went to Gillingham.
"His agent contacted me about 10 days ago to inform me that Nathan and his family hadn't quite settled in the area, and he asked if we would still consider taking him in. Of course the answer was yes to that."
Despite the blow, Evans has wasted no time in looking for a replacement.
He became aware that Thomas was unsettled a week and a half ago and was quick to act, reopening talks with a winger who the Gills thought they were unable to get.
Talks are ongoing and Evans is confident of a deal.
"We revisited it and thankfully he was still available," said the manager.
Evans has also spoken about the bid the club have lodged for a striker and their keenness to sign trialist Mikael Mandron.