City have today made former Scunthorpe United winger Garry Thompson their sixth signing of the summer. The winger put pen to paper on a one-year contract with the club having the option of an extra 12 months. The 31-year-old was released by League One side Scunthorpe United in May, having made 124 appearances (20 goals) in four seasons at Glanford Park. Kendal born Thompson started his career with Morecambe (then a non-league side) & in 9 seasons he made 325 appearances scoring 61 times.
City fans will remember him from back in January 2008 when McCall offered the Shrimps £10k for his services. At the time Morecambe manager Sammy McIlroy described the bid as: “a joke” and he added: “It’s a derisory offer for one of our key players. To be perfectly honest, it’s ludicrous for a player of Garry’s experience and potential.” With hindsight they should have accepted our offer as 6 months later he joined The Iron on a free transfer.
Thompson told the club website today: “When I met the manager I was won over by his ambitions for next season and his passion for what he wants to achieve here. I know that people don’t like to use the term ‘sleeping giant’ too often, but this place really is. This club should be higher than where it is situated now and I want to play my part in making that happen.”