SWINDON TOWN: Thompson's proudest moment is winning game for his brother

Louis Thompson

Louis Thompson

First published in STFC News Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter, mreeves@swindonadvertiser.co.uk, @michaelreeves78

LOUIS Thompson said that being able to give his brother Nathan victory as Swindon Town captain was amongst the proudest moments of his career.

The young midfielder struck on the stroke of half-time to seal a 1-0 success over promotion-chasing Brentford on Saturday.

And with his brother taking over the captaincy from the out-of-favour Darren Ward, Louis is an extremely happy sibling.

“I think Nath has done brilliantly as captain” Louis said.

“To win the games, the last ones I have scored in, to win it for him has been the proudest moment for me.

“It is not all about scoring. It is about getting three points and good performance.

“To have Nath as captain and to give him that is a massive plus for me. I think we have had a season that we will never forget and hopefully we have many more seasons to come.”

Thompson junior has made 33 appearances in a Town shirt this season netting twice in the last three games now and the 19-year-old, who has come up through the ranks at the County Ground, admits that this has exceeded all expectations.

“At the start of the season I set myself a target of 10 to 15 games, I have surpassed that massively and to score goals in that is brilliant,” he said.

“I think it is combination of hard work and trust. The manager (Mark Cooper) and assistant manager (Luke Wiliams) trusted me, threw me in and I hope that I have repaid them in some way, I owe them a lot.

“A lot of managers in the past, especially in big games, have the young players being dropped, especially when you have got big players, experienced players on the bench. So for me it is massive plus.

“The first goal that I scored (against Sheffield United). It was nice to have Miles (Storey), Connor (Waldron) and Nath all there.

“Swindon are now turning out some good youngsters, some great youngsters in fact.

“Miles has come alive in the last few games and he’s scored some great goals.

“I think that you will see a lot from Connor in the coming seasons, I think that he is another that can go from strength to strength.

“I don’t think it is just a positive for Connor, but for every young boys that plays here, also a positive for the club itself to invest time and effort in young lads to be repaid.”

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7:21am Mon 14 Apr 14

ciclosporindorset says...

I thought Waldon would get a bit more time on the pitch by now to try him out at this level. I daresay the boo boys are putting the manager off so save his confidence to another day. The County Ground boo boys only want perfection which is a rare commodity in a teenager.!!!!! Of course they will say "Unfair criticism of the boo boys" Quite right they always give someone at least one mistake or bad touch - before putting the boot in! I blame the parents, or is it their teachers, perhaps lack of national service. Either way - good luck to all young stfc players and older - a good win on Saturday and plenty of entertainment to come for some of us in the future.
I thought Waldon would get a bit more time on the pitch by now to try him out at this level. I daresay the boo boys are putting the manager off so save his confidence to another day. The County Ground boo boys only want perfection which is a rare commodity in a teenager.!!!!! Of course they will say "Unfair criticism of the boo boys" Quite right they always give someone at least one mistake or bad touch - before putting the boot in! I blame the parents, or is it their teachers, perhaps lack of national service. Either way - good luck to all young stfc players and older - a good win on Saturday and plenty of entertainment to come for some of us in the future. ciclosporindorset
  • Score: 17

8:56am Mon 14 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

The Ward situation is intriguing. Captain one minute and not part of the match day squad the next, while Hall comes back to a place on the bench as soon as he's fit. The official line was that Ward was being rested. He must have had a good rest by now.
The Ward situation is intriguing. Captain one minute and not part of the match day squad the next, while Hall comes back to a place on the bench as soon as he's fit. The official line was that Ward was being rested. He must have had a good rest by now. Oi Den!
  • Score: 3

11:05am Mon 14 Apr 14

glenda hoddle says...

Sick of this thompson bull. louis your a great talent and can see you going on to play at a higher level for sure but nathan is shocking and to be made captain is one of the biggest jokes i have ever seen in any level of football.. nathan thompson,grant hall, darren ward and of course mark (gutless) cooper is the reason town are not making the play offs.
Sick of this thompson bull. louis your a great talent and can see you going on to play at a higher level for sure but nathan is shocking and to be made captain is one of the biggest jokes i have ever seen in any level of football.. nathan thompson,grant hall, darren ward and of course mark (gutless) cooper is the reason town are not making the play offs. glenda hoddle
  • Score: -30

11:59am Mon 14 Apr 14

LeGod says...

Glenda Hoddle - your talking C*** the Thompson brothers both fully deserve their place in the side and Louis should be a permanent fixture from now on in and is far better than some of the other squad players. Both of fight for the cause and to be fair to Nathan he has had a couple of injuries and has played when not fully fit so to knock him is out of order as both always give 110% are improving week by week. What is the problem with Nathan being captain he is Swindon through and through and thoroughly deserves the captaincy.
Too many knockers on this site and need to get a life.
The Thompson brothers and a lot of this squad are a very good nucleus for next season and I think if we can keep Troy and Stephens and Ranger and a couple of additions we will have a very good side next season and more solid and resolute. When you look at it we are just going to miss out on the play offs this season and most of the season we have been leaking goals but now with Troy and Stephens we look so much more solid and with Ranger up front plus a couple of additions we will have a good squad.
I do think Bristol City, Sheff Utd and Coventry will be right up there next season but we have a very good chance of a very good season next year.
Glenda Hoddle - your talking C*** the Thompson brothers both fully deserve their place in the side and Louis should be a permanent fixture from now on in and is far better than some of the other squad players. Both of fight for the cause and to be fair to Nathan he has had a couple of injuries and has played when not fully fit so to knock him is out of order as both always give 110% are improving week by week. What is the problem with Nathan being captain he is Swindon through and through and thoroughly deserves the captaincy. Too many knockers on this site and need to get a life. The Thompson brothers and a lot of this squad are a very good nucleus for next season and I think if we can keep Troy and Stephens and Ranger and a couple of additions we will have a very good side next season and more solid and resolute. When you look at it we are just going to miss out on the play offs this season and most of the season we have been leaking goals but now with Troy and Stephens we look so much more solid and with Ranger up front plus a couple of additions we will have a good squad. I do think Bristol City, Sheff Utd and Coventry will be right up there next season but we have a very good chance of a very good season next year. LeGod
  • Score: 13

12:21pm Mon 14 Apr 14

glenda hoddle says...

nathan thompson is shocking, has not positional sence at all and has no clue what hes doing half the time. captian marvel ffs.
nathan thompson is shocking, has not positional sence at all and has no clue what hes doing half the time. captian marvel ffs. glenda hoddle
  • Score: -16

2:28pm Mon 14 Apr 14

LeGod says...

Glenda hoddle - Total P**** clueless about what your talking about and more likely a scum from down the A420 go back and support your poxy team in blue and yellow.
Glenda hoddle - Total P**** clueless about what your talking about and more likely a scum from down the A420 go back and support your poxy team in blue and yellow. LeGod
  • Score: 1

5:53pm Mon 14 Apr 14

glenda hoddle says...

bet iv been to more games than you this season god. just speaking the truth and not licking louis thompsons **** like a lot on here. if you rate him then theres no hope for us. HES SHOCKING.
bet iv been to more games than you this season god. just speaking the truth and not licking louis thompsons **** like a lot on here. if you rate him then theres no hope for us. HES SHOCKING. glenda hoddle
  • Score: -2

8:15pm Mon 14 Apr 14

glenda hoddle says...

sorry not louis. nathen
sorry not louis. nathen glenda hoddle
  • Score: -2

9:15pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Cleuso says...

glenda hoddle wrote:
bet iv been to more games than you this season god. just speaking the truth and not licking louis thompsons **** like a lot on here. if you rate him then theres no hope for us. HES SHOCKING.
guess you didn't say which games you have been to... thankfully you are not picking the team, so thats the end of the debate.
[quote][p][bold]glenda hoddle[/bold] wrote: bet iv been to more games than you this season god. just speaking the truth and not licking louis thompsons **** like a lot on here. if you rate him then theres no hope for us. HES SHOCKING.[/p][/quote]guess you didn't say which games you have been to... thankfully you are not picking the team, so thats the end of the debate. Cleuso
  • Score: 0

1:42pm Tue 15 Apr 14

swindonsupporter5 says...

Fantastic performance by Louis Thompson, he has made spectacular progress this season and is a real prospect for the future. Nathan has an outstanding record as captain and any criticism is completely unfounded.
Fantastic performance by Louis Thompson, he has made spectacular progress this season and is a real prospect for the future. Nathan has an outstanding record as captain and any criticism is completely unfounded. swindonsupporter5
  • Score: 4

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