Notts County midfielder Curtis Thompson was delighted to have signed a new deal with the club that will run until the end of the 2016.17 season.
The 21-year-old, whose contract was due to expire at the end of the current season, spoke to Magpie Player shortly after putting pen-to-paper on his new deal.
“I’m delighted, thrilled to bits,” he said. “It’s getting on five, six years now, from youth to a young grown man, I’m still here!
“It definitely means a lot to me because four months ago I could have pictured myself not getting another contract. I was going through a rough time not getting in the squad, not training well and just lacking confidence, but today signing a new contract, I’m over the moon, definitely.”
Having risen through the ranks at Meadow Lane and developed as a person as well as a player, Thompson puts a lot of his successful progression, particularly of late, to the players that he has around him in the current squad.
“It’s down to who you’re around in the dressing room and the players that you play in training with day in, day out,” he added. “Gary Jones and Alan Smith, obviously they’ve played at the highest level, but they’re also great pros.
“Being around them day-in, day-out, makes you feel more mature as a footballer, as a young man and yeah it’s just good to be around.”
Subscribers can watch the full interview with Curtis Thompson on Magpie Player.