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Match-winner Thompson hopes Chairboys keep bouncing

9 December 2016

Garry Thompson was thrilled to fire the Blues to victory at Millwall, and wants the winning run to continue at his former club Notts County.

Wanderers head north to Meadow Lane off the back of six consecutive wins in all competitions, culminating in the 3-1 win in the Checkatrade Trophy which saw Thompson net twice to secure the much-changed Wycombe side's place in the third round.

He said: "It's great for the lads that haven't played many minutes to get that opportunity to come on and perform; the gaffer said he wanted to see people pushing for places in the starting XI and hopefully I've given myself a chance.

"It showed how hungry everyone is to play and there's real competition for places which gives the gaffer a headache. If people aren't performing then other players can come in and take their place. The dressing room was bouncing after Saturday's win and it's bouncing again now."

The 36-year-old also reserved praise for in-form Scott Kashket, who provided the assist for Thompson's second, and Max Muller, who made his long-awaited debut in defence after overcoming a hamstring problem.

"I shouted at Scott earlier in the game for not passing it so if he hadn't passed for my goal I would have chased after him! He's so infectious and lively and as soon as he got the ball I had to keep pace with him knowing I might be able to get a tap-in.

"It's fantastic to get on the scoresheet and help us progress, but I think the game was all about Max Muller. I think he's super - he came in and spent five months out, so I'd like to congratulate him on his performance and hopefully he can push on from there."

Thompson was Notts County's top scorer in the 2014/15 campaign before switching to Adams Park, and says he looks forward to returning to Meadow Lane.

"I had a great year there and it'll be nice to go back and see some friendly faces, or not-so-friendly faces while we're playing! The foot has come off the gas for them in the last few weeks but they had a good result in the cup last week and what's important for us is to go there and get the three points."

With thanks to Harry Burton-Hayes


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