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Thomson: Everything Is Great Around Halifax

Posted by Ben Armitage
Posted on Sat 10 Mar 2018
Posted in Interviews

It has certainly been a busy week for Jamie Fullarton and FC Halifax Town, as the boss has made Connor Thomson his second signing since taking over as new manager.

Thomson, a former Blackburn Rovers academy man, has put pen to paper on a deal to bring him to the MBi Shay Stadium, just a few days after defender Niall Maher joined Fullarton’s side ahead of their trip to Woking FC.

Speaking exclusively to the club, midfielder Thomson said that as soon as he heard about the interest, he was keen to get a deal done straight away.

“I had recently left Blackburn when the gaffer text me say a couple of weeks ago asking what I was doing and whether I would like to come in for my next step. As soon as I got that text I was on the phone to my agent to organise this deal.

“I came to the club for the first time a couple of days ago, it worked out well and I signed the contract which I am happy about.

“It is all a new experience for me. I didn’t know the gaffer beforehand, but I knew about the club because I know a couple of lads who have played here before. I have always had good feedback from them saying they had enjoyed it.”

The midfielder, who spent a loan spell at fellow Vanarama National League Outfit Barrow AFC last season, will bring a new attacking option to Fullarton’s side as we move into the last two months of the season.

Typically playing on the right side of midfield, Thomson has a clear plan of the attributes he wants to bring to the Shaymen.

“I enjoy the attacking side of the game, I like to get at people, put the ball in the box and create chances. Hopefully I can add a few goals or assists to help the team out. It is something I enjoy as well as using my pace and power to get past people.

“I was recently at Barrow last season for a couple of games, so I have a little bit of knowledge on this league. I know how much every game means to the club now to avoid the relegation spots. If we get a few wins together then we will be fine for next season.”

Thomson, along with Maher, had a chance to meet his new teammates during their training session on Tuesday, as Town prepare for the trip south to Kingfield Stadium.

For Thomson, the journey will provide him with the opportunity to bond with his new teammates and get to know a bit more about the club, with Fullarton already having nothing but positive things to say.

“I met them all on Tuesday and had my first training session with them. I enjoyed it and all the lads are great.

“Obviously travelling down with all the lads will help me get to know them on a more personal level. It throws me right in at the deep end, so I am looking forward to it.

“Jamie had a chat with me after training saying how this is a massive club, you can see that. He was saying we get great attendances and obviously it’s a big stadium as well. Everything is great around Halifax, so I should settle in really quickly.”

If you cannot make it to the game against Woking, then there will be live match updates along with commentary available on the club website.

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