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Rumour Mill-St Mirren Want Thommo

Rumour Mill-St Mirren Want Thommo

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon is understood to be interested in Burnley striker Steven Thompson according to BBC Sport.

However, he doesn't sound too confident he can afford him and also thinks everything might be up in the air following the departure of Brian Laws.

Speaking to BBC Radio Scotland, Lennon said:

'He's certainly on the shopping list and I've made the proper inquiries but I think it's going to be outside our grasp,

'With Burnley losing their manager, there could be a new lease of life for Thommo. He scored the other day.

'If we don't get him this time, let's see what happens in the summer.'

The big question too is whether Thommo would relish a move back up to Scotland to play for the Scottish Premier League club.

His appearances have certainly been limited under Brian Laws but caretaker manager, Stuart Gray rewarded the former Cardiff striker with his first starting eleven place this season against Reading at the Madejski today. This was his first start since we played Stoke City at Turf Moor back in March 2010. Thompson has been ever present on the bench this season and scored his first goal of 2010-11 recently after coming on as a substitute against Sheffield United at home on New Year's Day.

The 32 year old, Paisley-born striker will be out of contract in May this year but the former Dundee United and Rangers forward might now be tempted to see if the new Burnley manager once known might be tempted to play him more and offer a new contract in the summer.

Clarets fans rate Thommo highly and feel he may have been hard done to under Laws. It would make sense to see who becomes our new manager and let the dust settle before making a rash decision to leave Turf Moor.

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday January 3 2011
Time: 7:20PM

Comments

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I hope Thommo stays, he didn't quite rise to the occasion today when given a starting eleven chance against Reading but let's stick with him and review the situation in the summer.
turfmanphil
03/01/2011 19:24:00
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Agree TMP, I hope Thommo stays and would also like to see him given a few more starts.
claretdale
03/01/2011 19:29:00
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I'll second both the above.
WelshClaret
03/01/2011 19:34:00
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I agree I cannot see Thommo going anywhere until at least a new manager is in place
8clarets8
03/01/2011 20:10:00
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Let him go, not sure we can ferment all the apples and still get promotion.
VinRogue
03/01/2011 20:24:00
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Bit harsh on Thommo that VR! I have been told we have no chance of extending Guidetti's loan so we will definitely need another striker if there is any truth in that rumour! Thommo has been hard done to in my opinion under Laws and he never seemed to fancy Pato either injured or not except playing him out wide which was a total waste. Time to wipe the slate clean,get a new manager in and see what they think before offloading the likes of Thommo and for that matter, Jensen
turfmanphil
03/01/2011 21:01:00
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Bit harsh? I thought it was very harsh but it is my opinion. The body language I have seen and rumours that you hear and read have made me review my feelings on certain players. I think Blake, Caldwell, Jordan and about 4 current players all need to check out the word TEAM and remember there is no i in team but there certainly is a ME in thier teams.
VinRogue
03/01/2011 21:38:00
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But if you look at all those players and possibly the four you refer too, all were perfectly happy under Coyle (give or take) and perfectly peed off under Laws! Conclusion? Get in a man-manager who can handle em?
turfmanphil
03/01/2011 21:55:00
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Personally I see Tommo as a better player than Iwelumo ( big chris if i have spelt it wrong ). Hasnt been given a chance for over a year and given the chances Iwelumo has fluffed I bet Tommo would have buried them. More mobile, better header ( IMO ) but not as good at holding ball up. Dont dump him, Lets see what he can do under a new manager.
lilpiggy
03/01/2011 22:08:00
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Yep,100% agree,Lil! :-)
turfmanphil
03/01/2011 22:10:00
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