As part of our Introducing series, Blackpool midfielder Jordan Thompson talks about his ambition on the international stage with the Northern Ireland senior men’s team.
The 22-year-old, who cut his teeth as a teenager in the youth academy with Manchester United, has been capped twice by manager Michael O’Neill.
Thompson made the move south to Blackpool from boyhood club Glasgow Rangers in the summer of 2018 and since his arrival at Bloomfield Road has pinned down a regular place an impressed with the League One team.
“The main objective when I was coming down was just to play as many games as a I could. I’ve done that and I just want to try and add a few goals to my game,” he said.
And the Newtownabbey native, who dreams of breaking into in O’Neill’s starting XI, said he’s already gleaned a lot from the depth of experience with in the squad.
“What the players do off the pitch, how they are and the standards they set it has been class,” he added.
“I’ve made my debut which is a dream come true but to become an established player and being in that squad – it’s what every boy dreams of.”