Video: Razor-sharp 18-goal King’s Lynn Town ace George Thomson will keep his ‘lucky’ beard
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George Thomson insists his beard isn't magic – even if his goalscoring form is.
The King's Lynn Town midfielder, now usually operating just behind or often alongside a frontman, has grown his facial hair throughout the season. And although he doesn't intend on shaving it off any time soon, the former Nottingham Forest trainee doesn't put his remarkable run of finding the net down to his equally impressive foliage.
The 22-year-old, who found the net for the 17th and 18th time this term during Lynn's 3-1 FA Trophy win over Stourbridge on Saturday, laughed: 'I will be keeping it I think until the end of the season. It's a lucky charm and I'm quite superstitious to be fair. It's not going to be coming off any time soon.
'I always put things on my left leg before my right leg, leave my laces done up until I've done the first part of the warm up, ice bath on Friday nights, loads of little things that I just seem to add to each week.'
More than half of Thomson's 34 goals in 108 Lynn appearances have come this campaign, leaving the number 10 to admit he's in the form of his life. And although the player – who nearly earned a deal with higher-level Chester in the summer – knows extra freedom to get forward is helping aid his hot run, he remains more concerned with the Linnets' fortunes than his own.
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'Getting 30 goals is not in the back of my mind,' said the man who has made 25 appearances so far this term.
'If I end up getting a tally like that, it's just something that happens. If I don't score again and we finish in the top five that will do me fine.'
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The talented schemer also claimed an assist at the weekend when he set up Gregg Smith during Lynn's second qualifying round victory.
Boss Gary Setchell said: 'When you've got a man in tip-top form like George Thomson, you've got to keep him up the pitch. There's not many players in our team that could do what he did for the first goal.
'There's probably not many in the league that could do that. It was an unbelievable finish. Michael Frew (striker used wide right) played in a great ball for George's goal. But with the finish people probably forgot about it.'
Video provided by King's Lynn Town's official YouTube channel.