Tom joined Albion in late August after leaving newly promoted Championship side MK Dons. Having captained the Dons under 18 side whilst a second year scholar he earned himself a crack at the first team making his debut off the bench in February 2010.
After signing his first professional deal Tom went out to Conference side Kettering for experience, his stellar performances earning him a recall back to stadium:mk. After a run in the first team in 2011-12 Tom went out on loan to Gillingham the following season scoring his only goal for the Gills against Albion and also earning himself a call-up to the Northern Ireland under 21s.
Injury curtailed his time at Priestfield but once fit again went back out on loan to Barnet. Further loans to Stevenage and Plymouth and a part in the Dons promotion squad last season earned him a new contract for this season but fierce competition for places saw him leave his first club and move to the Pirelli Stadium.