Garry Thompson: Sentiment goes out of the window on Morecambe return

Garry Thompson celebrates scoring against Barnet. Picture: David Cornwell
Garry Thompson celebrates scoring against Barnet. Picture: David Cornwell
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Garry Thompson says sentiment will go out of the window when he returns to Morecambe on Tuesday night.

The Wembley hero, now with Wycombe, has not faced The Shrimps since leaving for Scunthorpe in 2008.

The Kendal-born front man famously scored the first goal as Morecambe beat Exeter 2-1 in the 2007 Conference play-off final as the played alongside now Shrimps boss Jim Bentley.

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Thompson, who came through the ranks at Christie Park, told wycombewanderers.co.uk: “It’s a nice game for my friends and family but for me, it’s all about the result.

“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.”

The 34-year-old has been an instant hit at Adams Park having joined from Notts County, scoring both goals in the 2-0 win at Barnet on Saturday.

He said: “It’s always nice to get off the mark.

“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.”

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