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Thompson is comfortable with Town style
MIDFIELDER Louis Thompson has admitted his transition into Town’s revamped system has been relatively seamless.
Much has been made of Town’s desire to pass the ball at the start of the new season, with the squad vastly changed from the one which exited the League One play-offs at the hands of Brentford last term.
But Thompson insisted there hasn’t been too much of a change in style compared to last season under both Paolo Di Canio and Kevin MacDonald, and that he has had to adapt his game very little.
"Di Canio and Kevin MacDonald were here last season and they both wanted us to play, although Di Canio wanted it a lot further up the pitch and MacDonald wanted it all over,” he said.
"We've not gone from a team who likes to lump it forward to one who plays it really short, we've just made minor changes, and we did well in the first three games.
“The changes have not been that big, and it’s been okay to be honest.”
The teenager also insisted the host of player who have arrived from Tottenham this summer have slotted in with ease.
"There isn't much difference although they are very good players with a lot of quality, and they have better facilities there,” he said.
"We all play the same way and we're all under the same manager, and we've had six weeks together now so we all sing off the same songsheet.
"I've played in midfield for a long time and it's a position I enjoy playing in and I like to see a lot of the ball, but unfortunately everyone has an off day and we had ours at Shrewsbury.”
Thompson is looking forward to a full week of training without the distraction of a midweek match ahead of Saturday’s game with Gillingham.
"The boys will be down for a few days, but we can't be glum and we have to get on with it,” he said.
"I think after Saturday it will be good to be able to get together and have a full week's training, which will give us a chance to do what we do best and rebuild our confidence."
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