Thompson faces tough decision over future

Lewis Thompson
Lewis Thompson

LEWIS Thompson is faced with a real dilemma over his future with Wisbech Town.

The 21-year-old is Wisbech born and bred but looks as though he will have to quit his home club to find a regular game of football next season.

The midfielder has yet to agree to come back next season and said this week: “I have played at Wisbech since I was 14 and do not want to leave the club but at the same time I want to be playing each week at my age.

“I know I am still learning the game but I think I am good enough to play in the Premier Division and am not keen to drop a level and play somewhere else.

“I admit I did not have a great season due to injuries and circumstances But I felt I should have played more games but that is really down to opinions.”

Thompson, who always wears his heart on his sleeve when he pulls on a Wisbech shirt, made his first team debut as a 16-year-old and remembers it as his best moment of his career so far: “It was a local derby in the league against King’s Lynn Reserves but another big moment was winning the Ridgeons League Cup in 2011.”

In fact Thompson came very close to signing for King’s Lynn two years ago and explained: “I went to The Walks and met with Gary Setchell and it was a very hard decision for me but in the end my heart ruled my head.”

This time Thompson plans to take his time about next season and added: “We do not start preseason training until the beginning of July so I can wait a bit yet. It is another difficult decision because I want to play for Wisbech but also I just want to play more games too, so we will see.”

Thompson made 33 league appearances last season but 15 of those appearances came from the bench and he scored just three goals. With Adam Millson and Steve Reid still around his opportunities next season could also be limited.

The local lad has always been a big favourite with the fans, but perhaps now he needs a fresh challenge and he is still young enough to return to the Fenland Stadium for a second spell in the future.