West Brom No2 Downing rules out Thomas loan exit
Blackburn Rovers have expressed interest in signing Thomas.
Downing said: "Michael had the interest before deadline day so he's just continuing that.
"We have a squad of 19, 20, 21 players at the very most so from our point of view Jerome has been in and around the team.
"He was in the squad for Sunderland on Saturday but he was the 19th man."