Connor Thompson returns to Town

FAIRFORD Town have secured the services of lively attacking player Connor Thompson, who joins on dual registration forms from Swindon Supermarine.

Thompson made several appearances for Fairford at the start of his career before going on to make his mark in the higher echelons of the non-league game – and overseas.

In total he has made 78 appearances for Supermarine, scoring 26 goals, and four appearances so far this season for Lee Spalding’s Evo-Stik Southern League side.

He began his career at Hartpury College before going out to the United States to further his academic and football career at Baltimore Bohemians. He returned to these shores with Gloucester City before linking up with Supermarine in January 2016.

Manager Jody Bevan was delighted to have added further experience and quality to the Fairford squad: “Connor is a player that I have known for a long time going back to his days in the Junior and Academy teams at Cirencester. He would train with the first team from a young age and it was obvious then that he was a very talented player and I have followed his career since then.

“Once I became aware that Connor may be interested in coming to Fairford, I have been eager to get him on board. In my conversations with Connor what has shone through is his desire to come and play and enjoy his football. With his brother Mason, already at the club that was another positive factor in drawing him to Fairford and I am really excited to see the pair of them linking up in a Fairford shirt.”

Thompson will link up with his brother, Mason, who joined the Reds in the summer and scored in last weekend’s win over Abingdon United. Fairford Town host Windsor at Cinder Lane Saturday (3pm)

Photo: Jeff Youd

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