October 22 2014 Latest news:
Friday, September 5, 2014
Louis Thompson knows he has a young head on his shoulders but cannot wait to get stuck into his Norwich City challenge.
But only once he has finished his business with Swindon Town – and helped them back into the Championship.
The 19-year-old midfielder signed a three-year contract with the Canaries on transfer deadline day, but will spend the rest of the current campaign back at the County Ground on loan.
“Swindon have made a good start to the season, and I want to go there and finish the job, and help get them promoted,” said Thompson, whose older brother Nathan is also at the Robins.
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“I’m extremely proud. To come to a club of Norwich’s stature is a fantastic achievement for me. It’s a massive club, the only club in the city, so they’ve got a huge fanbase. There’s not one negative thing to say about this club.”
Despite still being a teenager, the Wales Under-19 international already has 44 first-team appearances under his belt, having risen through Swindon’s youth ranks.
“That experience makes you that little bit more mature on the pitch, and hopefully I can use that experience when called upon here,” he added. “I’m a bit of an all-rounder. I like to be combative in midfield, use my energy and provide something for the team.
“I’m willing to push myself, give myself a chance and I’m really looking forward to that test here.”