Next Game

Hibernian v Rangers

Saturday, 27 December 2014, 12:15

Scots Champ

Last Game

Raith 1 - 3 Hibernian

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Scots Champ

Thomson ready for big year

Kevin Thomson is determined to show his true self for Hibernian this season as he seeks a long overdue run of luck.

Last Updated: 24/07/13 at 17:38 Post Comment

Kevin Thomson: Happy to be at Hibernian

Kevin Thomson: Happy to be at Hibernian

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Thomson suffered cruciate ligament injuries at both Hibernian and Rangers but his problems got even worse after moving to Middlesbrough.

The midfielder suffered the first of two leg fractures in his second game for the club and a number of other injuries prevented him enjoying a prolonged run in the team.

The 28-year-old returned to Hibs in March to play for free until the end of the season, which culminated in a William Hill Scottish Cup final defeat by Celtic.

Thomson signed a one-year contract at Easter Road at the weekend and the Scotland international feels he can step up the rejuvenation of his career at the place where it began.

Thomson said: "I got some good plaudits, I got some bad plaudits, when I came up the road at the end of the season.

"I felt it was a successful time, I managed to play in a semi-final and final, was part of a team that went to Tynecastle and won a derby.

"I classed it as a successful stint, everyone else will have their own opinion, but I think they will see the real Kevin Thomson when I have played 10-15 games in a row and hopefully I will be able to show these fans what I'm made of."

Thomson, who moved to the Riverside for £2million in 2010, added: "I played seven or eight games when I came up at the end of the season. When I was down at Middlesbrough for two and a half years, I only played six games in a row.

"That was a frustration, I want to train every day and play every game. Unfortunately my body has let me down in the past.

"But it's not something I ever moan about, I never say I'm going to chuck it, I keep on bouncing back and working hard.

"I feel that this year could be my year."

Thomson had other options this summer but believes Easter Road is the right place to get back playing regularly.

Thomson, who is in contention to face Malmo in the Europa League in Sweden on Thursday, said: "It was just a case of doing what my heart says. I had options down south and a few options abroad.

"But this is a wonderful place to play football and a season here showing everyone what I can do is hopefully another progression in my career.

"I've worked hard and I'm in good shape. I just need a bit of consistency and a run of games."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m only commenting on this (I don't care about Liverpool) because F365's twitter said I had call Matt Stanger a tw*t (which I don't agree with anyway) but I just wanted to be the first. Am I the first?

tk421
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

S

unday, Sunday. Will there be a fan of either team, who if they are winning after 80 mins, won't still be nervous? This could be anything from 0-0 to 5-5, and no one would bat an eye.

megabrow (cufc)
A Season Of Continuous False Dawns

T

his year I am getting F365 a whack-a-mole game but with Brendan instead of the mole (Like the one with JD on Scrubs) and every time he pops up he says something. Outstanding Whack!, Character Whack!, Magnificent Whack!, Wonderful Composure Whack, Whack f**king Whack. Hours of fun.

hump3.
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

Footer 365

Premier League: Neil Warnock blasts officials after Crystal Palace's 3-0 defeat at Man City

Neil Warnock said the decision to disallow a Crystal Palace goal in the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City was "disgraceful".

Jose Mourinho rejects idea of retrospective action against divers

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says it would be a "disaster" to punish divers retrospectively.

Premier League: Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal are prepared to spend in January

Arsene Wenger says he won't buy for the sake of it but has vowed to spend in January if the right player is available.

Mail Box

More Players In The Wrong Bloody Shirt

Plus Cristiano Ronaldo, who looks 'heart-breakingly well-suited to a Real Madrid shirt' according to one United fan. Plus, words from the good doctor and plenty more...

Players Plainly Wearing The Wrong Strip...

There are some players who just look plain daft in whatever shirt they're wearing. Like Cesc and Robin. It's a cracking mailbox with a load of different themes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property