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Thompson: An easy decision to join

10 January 2014

While it was tough to leave Watford, Adam Thompson says it was easy to join Southend United permanently.

Adam Thompson admitted it was difficult to leave Watford, but it was an easy decision to make the switch to Southend United.

Thompson had been with Watford since the age of 13, but felt the time was right to move on in his career.

Shortly after joining Blues on a six-month loan deal, it became clear to Thompson that this was the club he wanted to join on a permanent basis.

After signing an 18-month contract with Blues on Thursday, the defender is now keen to help the club earn promotion to League 1.

Thompson said: “I had been with Watford a long time so it was tough to make the decision to leave, but when the opportunity to come to Southend came about permanently, it was an easy decision to make.

“The team spirit and atmosphere at the club is the best I’ve seen it anywhere in my career so far, and I doubt I’ll see it much better anywhere for the rest of my time in football.

“I knew quite soon after I joined on loan that this was the club I wanted to be at permanently. I’ve really enjoyed myself and the lads here are excellent.

“There’s no little groups, we’re one big group all pulling towards the same aim and that’s promotion. Everyone is together and I think you can see that out on the pitch.

“It’s a huge reason for why we have done so well this season and why we’re up the top of the league as well as the fourth round of the FA Cup.

“The cup run is an added bonus that we are all enjoying, but the main priority is promotion to League 1 and at the moment we’re on track. We have a great opportunity to achieve that because of the spirit and confidence in the team.”

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