Southend United decide not to offer trailist a contract

13 July 2011 06:24
According to a latest tweet from Echoman Chris Phillips former Southampton and Exeter City midfielder Jake Thompson a contract for the new season. Jake Thompson: Looking as if he didn't do enough to convince Luggy   It was short and sweet, as tweets tend to be, but it was fairly comprehensive, after just a couple of games midfielder Jake Thompson will not be offered a Shrimpers deal. Echo journalist Chris Phillips wrote: 'Jake Thomson will not be offered a deal by Blues.' This was after the former Saints youth played in both the Dartford, the first 'goalless' half, and Great Wakering Rovers, opening hour, victories. Mixed reviews from the attending faithful, looked good on the ball when he saw it but nothing special sort of thing, there willl not be a great shock that a deal will not be in the offing. Blues boss Paul Sturrock may believe that he has enough in the midfield department even after the departed Craig Easton, as ever, only time will tell. No word though on the other trailsits bar Ryan Leonard but more on that later when we try and confirm what we've heard. Thompson himself added before the Darts game: '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 it looks as if Blues boss Paul Sturrock agreed!   The Thompson Files   Personal information Full name Jake Samuel Thomson[1] 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: