Former Southampton & Exeter City midfielder set for Shrimpers trial.......& there could be more!
10 July 2011 10:55
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And Rohan Ricketts from Tottenham Hotspur but Jake Thompson was on loan at Torquay United & Cheletenham Town and England Under-17 & Trinindad & Tobago. Jake Thompson: In his Exeter days, but could be seen at Dartford After a day of activity at the Shrimpers training ground Saturday that had some of the faithful with their cameras snapping away, a few can be seen here www.shrimperzone.com/vb/showthread.php?67144-Today-s-Trial-Games.*,the word seems to be that former Southampton and Exeter City midfielder Jake Thompson did enough to be included in the Dartford friendly Monday evening. This was backed up by a tweet from Echo journalist Chris Phillips: 'Just been told midfielder Jake Thomson may figure as a trialist for Blues in friendlies at Dartford and Wakering this week.' While the player added himself: 'southend, manager wants too see my work rate.', to which norwood_31 replied 'jake thompson - work rate, you have no work rate.' A good friend obviously, but something Blues boss Paul Sturrock will want to see if this relationship is going to continue. There were one or other names banded about, let's see if they appear tomorrow or Tuesday's game at Great Wakering. (Could be worth a trip, details for Dartford link below, the game the day after featured Monday.) One that certainly caught the eye was former Spurs youngster Rohan Ricketts, who has been all over Europe lately and looked short of fitness, no word on Luggy being impressed enough there, so as with all the other names mentioned we will wait and see, but a report from Dartford on site as soon as we get back from the match. Wiki link Rohan Ricketts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohan_Ricketts Day Return to Dartford: www.southendunited-mad.co.uk The Thompson Files Personal information Full name Jake Samuel Thomson Born 12 May 1989 (1989-05-12) (age 22)Portsmouth, England Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Playing position Midfielder Youth career 2005–2008 Southampton Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 2008–2010 Southampton 14 (0) 2009 → Bournemouth (loan) 6 (1) 2009–2010 → Torquay United (loan) 15 (1) 2010–2011 Exeter City 16 (0) 2011 → Cheltenham Town (loan) 5 (1) National team 2006 England U17 4 (1) 2009– Trinidad and Tobago U20 4 (0) 2009– Trinidad and Tobago 2 (0) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:04, 19 June 2011 (UTC).† Appearances (Goals). (Player info supplied by Wikipedia, for the full article go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Thomson) * you will have to be a registered SZ member to see the thread