Scunthorpe United striker Garry Thompson was recently released by his club along with nine other players by the manager Alan Knill. It is thought that Carlisle United will be interested in signing the 31-year-old on a long-term contract. Garry Thompson is known for his extremely good pace and Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott has said that he is a major admirer of Garry Thomson. It is thought that Carlisle United will be submitting a formal offer to the player in the next few days. The club narrowly missed out on the play-offs position this season, but they will be hoping to make a sustained challenge towards promotion next season.
Greg Abbott definitely seems to have identified Thompson is one of the key players in the hopes of getting to the Championship next season. Even though his goal record may be extremely poor for Scunthorpe United have scored just 20 goals in 130 matches for the club, he represents a value addition to the Carlisle United team given that he is on a free transfer. He scored two goals in the last two matches of the campaign for Scunthorpe, but Alan Knill still decided to release him from his contract.
“Some decisions were easier because the players made it easy for me by saying they didn’t want to stay. Others though were much more difficult. Togs [Sam Togwell] had made up his mind he wants to try to move back down south, Micky [O’Connor] more-or-less wants to move on and Thommo [Thompson] said exactly the same, that maybe a fresh challenge would benefit him,” said Alan Knill regarding his plans for the coming season and the reason for not including Thompson as one of it. The striker made 13 appearances for the club during the last season.