Norwich City midfielder Louis Thompson targets Swindon swansong

Norwich City midfielder Louis Thompson is battling to be fit for a Swindon swansong. Photo: David Da

Norwich City midfielder Louis Thompson is battling to be fit for a Swindon swansong. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Norwich City youngster Louis Thompson is desperate to have a promotion swansong with his hometown club Swindon as he looks to battle back from a dislocated shoulder injury.

The 20-year-old has not played for the League One promotion hopefuls since February 28 after suffering the damage in the Robins' 0-0 league draw at Crewe.

City boss Alex Neil confirmed recently Thompson has been at his parent club for treatment on the injury - who he joined on a permanent deal in the closing hours of last summer's transfer window before being immediately loaned back to Mark Cooper's squad.

Thompson has not given up hope of an emotional County Ground farewell by helping Swindon into the Championship with the Robins three points behind second-placed Preston in the race for automatic promotion alongside runaway League One leaders Bristol City.

'Maybe it's me being optimistic but I haven't ruled out playing at the end of the season,' Thompson told BBC Wiltshire. 'The physio is doing his nut about that a little bit, but I'd like to think I can play at least some part. I know I'm going to have to work hard in the gym and get as strong as I can possibly get.

'Fingers crossed, I can do something to help get the boys over the line.'

Thompson had established himself as a first team regular after making his senior Swindon debut at the end of the 2012/13 before agreeing a deal to join the Canaries in a move which reports in Wiltshire claim could eventually rise to £1.3m.

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'I've got to give myself a little bit of hope,' he said. 'I'm gutted I didn't give the fans the send off I wanted to. That's what I'm working hard for. Even if it's 30 seconds on May 3 (final day of the season), I'll be happy with that.'

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