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Thompson: Reporting for club duty

11 September 2013

Defender hopes to be back involved this Friday after returning from international duty

Adam Thompson is looking forward to linking back up with Blues tomorrow following international duty with Northern Ireland’s under-21 side.

Thompson captained Northern Ireland in their 1-0 defeat to the highly rated Belgium, playing the full 90 minutes on Monday.

The defender is now hoping to regain his place for Blues’ game against Scunthorpe United at Roots Hall on Friday evening.

He said: “I always enjoy going away with the national team it’s great experience for me and we had a really tough match against Belgium.

“They beat Italy, in Italy, 3-1 just a few days before but we put in a good performance and probably deserved a draw.

“Belgium are one of the most highly rated under-21 sides in the world so we’ve given them a good battle – there’s some very good players in their team.

“It was disappointing to miss the game for Southend at the weekend, I tried to be available for both but it just wasn’t possible.

“We had a training session on the Saturday but I saw on Sky Sports we’d gone 1-0 up and I was buzzing.

“It was a real shame we lost the game but we’re all determined now to get back to winning ways with a good performance against Scunthorpe.

“Hopefully I can be involved and get my place back in the team, but it’s down to the manager at the end of the day.”

Thompson though won’t have any trouble settling back in at training on Thursday. The 20-year-old says he’s settled in really well since joining on loan.

He added: “It’s probably the most enjoyable loan spell of my career. The lads are great and I’m really enjoying my football here with Southend.

“I don’t live too far away and we’ve got a car school for training every day – hopefully they remember I’m back in training tomorrow and pick me up on the way!”

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