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Thompson Wants To Stay & Impress New Manager

Thompson Wants To Stay & Impress New Manager

Steven Thompson has been speaking to the local Scottish Paisley Daily Express dashing hopes that he might be interested in a move to St Mirren

"I have heard about St Mirren`s interest but, with Burnley about to get a new boss, that has changed things.

"I hadn`t been playing much recently and was on the bench a lot, so I was ready to leave but now that the old manager is away, it could be a fresh start for me.

"I need to talk to the new manager when he comes in and see what his plans are."

Thompson looks like he was ready to pack his bags and look for a new club after starting just one Championship match all season.

St Mirren manager, Danny Lennon though might not have given up total hope of signing him in the future although it doesn't look likely in the January window.

The former Rangers striker it would appear has not totally ruled out returning to his home town to play for the club he supported as a boy.

Thompson said: "If the new Burnley manager wants to use me, I`ll be happy to stay put. If not, I will have to look at other things."

This will be good news to a lot of Clarets fans who admire Thompson and feel he has not been given his chance enough this season under Laws.

The ex-Cardiff player certainly seems to have found favour with current caretaker manager, Stuart Gray. He came on from the bench to score his first league goal of the season for the Clarets in the 4-2 defeat of Sheffield United on New Year`s Day. He was then rewarded with a starting eleven place in the next game away to Reading although failed to get on the score sheet with the Clarets finally losing the game 2-1.

Hopefully the new manager will give Thompson more chance to shine but we shall have to wait and see.

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Thursday January 6 2011
Time: 5:26PM

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So it seems pretty clear now where Thommo is coming from. I hope we can utilise his talent more under a new gaffer
turfmanphil
06/01/2011 17:29:00
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Good on you Thommo, let's see what you can do with some new encouragement from the new Boss.
cornwallclaret
06/01/2011 17:55:00
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He did a great job at the back end of last season - time to utilise his capabilities and not justify transfer window spending.
Mike Mada
06/01/2011 18:15:00
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10 goals Big Chris, JayRod a favourite and Pato to come back soon. Who and how do you play him, as a lone striker who is constantly off side alongside JayRod or Pato? Most know my feelings and they are pretty similar to those I have about Kev McDonald. Would love to be proved wrong by both and Thomo to kick on from here and bag 15 goals with whoever the manager thinks should play alongside him or behind him, but I don't see it happening.
VinRogue
06/01/2011 18:37:00
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I think I would refer you to the Play-Offs semi-final at the Madejski. I saw that day something magical with both Pato and Thommo playing. I aint seen anything better yet and if both are fit, both should be tried up front. They play well off each other. Iwelumo seems a loner which is probably why he prefers 4-5-1 and Jay Rod sometimes just lacks something
turfmanphil
06/01/2011 18:52:00
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Thomo should be a bench player imo, in that I mean we should have better players in our starting 11, but at this moment in time I'm more than happy to give him a starting place in place of Big Chris, don't get me wrong I like Thomo
Totally_Claret
06/01/2011 19:33:00
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Indeed tmp and John Barnes scored an amazing goal in Brazil for England and never played another decent game for England but lived on far too long on that goal...and Robbie scored against Man Utd and is now warming a bench at Notlob. Its a game of opinions and I agree with TC a bench warmer at best, 90 minute man I don't think so.
VinRogue
06/01/2011 19:46:00
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The point I am making is that Pato & Thommo could have been the ideal partnership had they been allowed to play together more often. Steven Fletcher broke up the partnership in the Prem and then Iwelumo compounded the problem back in the Championship.
turfmanphil
06/01/2011 19:53:00
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Bang on the nail tmp. Thommo and Pato could be an awesome partnership . He was brilliant at Cardiff with Chopra and I'd really like to see him given more starts here. VR is also right, it's all about opinions and the new manager's opinion will be crucial I think, as to whether or not Thommo stays. I'd just like to see him given a chance to show what he can do and that means fairly regular starts to sharpen the match fitness and awareness. If Pato's fit, I'd love to see them both start up front against Port Vale.
WelshClaret
06/01/2011 23:22:00
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