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Thompson: International Call-Ups A Great Experience

Midfielder Looks To Build On Recent Caps While With Blackpool

20 June 2018

Jordan Thompson says his recent international call-ups for Northern Ireland were a great experience which he can hopefully achieve more of at Blackpool.

The Seasiders’ recent arrival, having signed an initial two-year deal from Rangers, made his debut for his country against Panama last month and followed it up with another substitute appearance against Costa Rica.

“It was a great experience when I got the call-up to go away. It was a dream come true,” the 21-year-old admitted.  

“It was amazing to play against two, top sides as well who are away at the World Cup. They were tough conditions to play in, but it was a good experience for me.”

Those run-outs have only reinforced his international ambitions and he knows that regular game-time at Bloomfield Road will enhance his opportunities to receive further caps.   

“I want to be playing games week in, week out and show my ability. That’s what I want to do and hopefully get a few more call-ups for Northern Ireland,” he said.

In terms of showing his abilities at club level, Thompson will link up with Blackpool for pre-season training next week and is happy to know that a familiar face from Rangers in Joe Dodoo will also be in attendance.

“It’s always hard coming in to a new changing room, you don’t know many people, but I know Joe and he’s a great lad. I get on with him very well so I’m looking forward to seeing him,” he added.

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