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Thursday 14 Jun 2018
Thompson 'can not wait to get started' at new club Blackpool

Midfielder Jordan Thompson has sealed a two-year deal with League One Blackpool after being surprisingly released by Glasgow Rangers.  

The 21-year-old, who made his full international debut for Northern Ireland in the scoreless draw with Panama last month, was initially on the books of Manchester United before embarking on a three-year stint at Ibrox.

Thompson made only three first-team appearances at Rangers but enjoyed successful loan spell with Airdrie, Raith and Livingston whom he helped to promotion to the Scottish Premiership last term. 

Speaking to irishfa.com Thompson said: “I’m delighted with the move and for the chance to establish myself in England again at a very good standard that is League One.

"It gives me a great chance to continue my involvement in the senior Northern Ireland side also which has always been my dream.

“I want to be playing games week in, week out," added Thopmson, who also has the option of a frther year. "and hopefully that’s what I can do here, as well as get a few more international call-ups. I can’t wait to get started.” 

Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer said: “We’re really pleased to bring Jordan to the club. He’s a player with great technical ability and loads of potential, so we’re looking forward to working with him. 

“His appearances for Northern Ireland only highlight the quality he has.”