Loftus Road Stadium

Next Game

QPR v Watford

Monday, 21 April 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Last Game

Watford 3 - 1 Ipswich

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Thompson back at Roots Hall

Southend have completed the permanent signing of Adam Thompson from Watford for an undisclosed fee following a loan spell at Roots Hall.

Last Updated: 10/01/14 at 11:20

Adam Thompson: Permanent switch to Roots Hall

Adam Thompson: Permanent switch to Roots Hall

The defender, a Northern Ireland Under-21 international, has spent the first half of the season with the League Two club, making 11 appearances.

Thompson's agreement came to end after last weekend's 4-1 FA Cup victory over Millwall but Shrimpers boss Phil Brown has wasted little time bringing him to the Essex club on an 18-month contract.

"He really showed against Millwall what he was all about so we're pleased to have him here now for 18 months," Brown told the club's official website.

"There was other clubs interested in Adam but he made it clear this is the place he wanted to be to continue his development as a footballer.

"I'd like to thank Watford for allowing him to come on loan to us in the first instance. I'm pleased we were able to get this deal over the line."

Thompson rose through the ranks at Watford and made 16 first-team appearances while also enjoying loan spells at Brentford, Wycombe and Barnet.

He added: "I've thoroughly enjoyed my time with Southend and it's the best I've ever felt in my career.

"I knew quite a while ago that I would be really interested in joining the club on a permanent basis so I'm delighted it has happened.

"It's really important for my progression that I work as hard as I can to become a regular in the team and help Southend achieve promotion this season."

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: Roberto Martinez hails Everton players after win over Manchester United

Roberto Martinez saluted the focus and adaptability of his Everton squad after a 2-0 victory over Manchester United.

Transfer news: Atletico Mineiro to take Nicolas Anelka to FIFA

Atletico Mineiro president Alexandre Kalil has said that he is considering taking Nicolas Anelka to FIFA.

Premier League: David Moyes admits defensive errors cost Manchester United at Everton

David Moyes feels Man Utd conceded 'terrible goals' on his return to Everton and says missing out on the top four hurts.

Mail Box

That's Why We Didn't Want Jose At United

There is plenty of reaction to Mourinho's antics (Isn't that exactly what he wanted?) plus thoughts on Connor Wickham, Fabio Borini, beach balls and Tim Sherwood...

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

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