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Thommo: Sentiment goes out the window

17 August 2015

Garry Thompson says he only has one thing in mind on his return to Morecambe - getting the right result for the Chairboys.

The forward spent nine years with the Shrimps at the start of his career, scoring in the Conference play-off final in 2007, but has never faced them since leaving for Scunthorpe United in 2008.

Tuesday night's visit to the Globe Arena will be his first meeting with his old employers but while there may be some friendly reunions with old pals off the pitch, the 34-year-old said he's fully focused on continuing Wanderers' fine start to the season.

"It's a nice game for my friends and family but for me, it's all about the result," he told Chairboys PlayerHD. "It's my first time back at Morecambe as a player as I was injured when we went there with Bradford, and it'll be the first time I've played at the Globe Arena because their home ground was Christie Park when I was there.

"Sentiment goes out the window when I get there and hopefully we can get the right result."

Thompson opened his account for the Chairboys in style with a stunning opening goal at Barnet on Saturday, and secured the three points with a stoppage-time penalty to mark a memorable first away day with his new club.

"It's always nice to get off the mark," he said after the game. "It was a great win and thoroughly deserved. The gaffer's said he wants to play me up front and score goals so it was nice to do that, but it doesn't matter if it's me, Paul (Hayes) or anyone else who finds the net as long as we get the right results."

And he reserved special praise for keeper Matt Ingram, who preserved a delicate 1-0 lead before Thompson's penalty with a stunning save from Michael Gash's overhead kick.

"Matty's got everything. He's got all the capabilities you need to be a top keeper, and for someone so young he looks like he's been playing for years. His save at 1-0 was outstanding and he was big and brave throughout the game.

"When you come back from a knee injury like he had, it can play on your mind but he came for crosses, he was physical and the type of shots he saves in training is replicated on a matchday."

Click here to watch his post-match interview on Chairboys PlayerHD; a subscription costs just £37.99 for the year.

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