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Thompson: I Would Have Got The Shot Off

27 December 2014

Notts County forward Garry Thompson was in no doubt that he should have been awarded a penalty late-on in the 1-0 defeat to MK Dons on Boxing Day.

Thompson was through on goal when he appeared to be pulled back just inside the area with only minutes remaining, but match referee Andrew Madley chose to give nothing for the infringement.

Thompson, though, felt it was a clear foul, saying after the game: “I felt contact on my back and it was a lot more than just a hand on my back so I went down. About five minutes earlier, I’ve chased a defender into the corner, haven’t really touched him, he’s gone down and the referee’s given the freekick, so I don’t really see the difference.

“If I hadn’t have felt that contact I would have probably got the shot off on goal, but I felt the contact, it unbalanced me and I went over, so yeah disappointing, but the referee’s obviously not given it.”

As the club’s top scorer this season, Thompson added that he is enjoying his new role upfront, having played much of his career on the wing, and is hoping to set another career first this season by reaching double figures for the campaign.

“I’ll just keep going along and hopefully I can get into double figures and push-on from there,” he added. “I’m loving playing up front, I’m really enjoying it and obviously the goals return would say that I’m doing alright up there so yeah I’d just like to carry on and in my mind I’d like to get to double figures because I’ve never done it before in a season.

“It would be the first of many obviously, first my hat-trick and then my 100th career goal, so to get into double figures is massively going to be the aim.”

Subscribers can watch the full post-match interview with Garry Thompson on Magpie Player.

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