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Former Captain Retires

1 May 2013

Former Notts County captain John Thompson announced his retirement on Tuesday...

Everyone at Meadow Lane would like to pass on their best wishes to former captain and defender John Thompson after he announced his retirement from the game on Tuesday.

The Irishman will be remembered at the club for his fantastic time as skipper, especially during the exciting 2009.10 season where the club finished champions of League 2. 

Thompson arrived at Meadow Lane initially on loan in 2008, but the club moved quickly to secure his long-term signature. He went onto make 115 appearances, scoring twice. Both against Wycombe Wanderers in the finale match of the 2008.09 campaign.

Meanwhile he was a near ever-present the following term, playing 47 times including the famous victories against Bradford City, Rochdale and Rotherham and led the team during a fantastic cup run which saw the Magpies beat Premier League Wigan Athletic 2-0 at the DW Stadium.

He lifted the title in front of 11,331 supporters after Notts had ran riot against Cheltenham Town winning 5-0 to mark a memorable day.

He was also a key member of the squad to help the club retain their League One status, that they still hold today, after securing a point in a nervy 1-1 home draw against Brighton.

The 31-year-old played for all three Nottinghamshire teams, a rare occurrence, and also represented his country.

The club would like to thank John for his efforts during his time at Meadow Lane and wishes him well on his future endeavours. 

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