By Jason McKeown
Width of a Post has heard a credible whisper that former Scunthorpe United winger Garry Thompson today held productive talks at Valley Parade about signing for the Bantams.
The 31-year-old spent the majority of his career at Morecambe and – after running Stuart McCall’s side ragged in October 2007, inspiring a 2-1 win at Christie Park – the-then City manager had a £10,000 bid rejected by the Shrimpers during the following transfer window. It inspired a war of words between Mark Lawn and Sammy McIlroy.
Thompson ultimately joined Scunthorpe on a free transfer the following summer, and made 113 appearances, scoring 20 goals for the Glanford Park side; the first two of his three seasons were in the Championship. Thompson was released by manager Alan Knill this summer.
Having played the majority of his career as a right winger – if City are successful in capturing his signature – we can look forward to Kyel Reid and Thompson on each flank next season. The right wing spot is the biggest hole that Phil Parkinson still needs to fill, and Thompson would certainly make an excellent signing.
Meanwhile, Lee Bullock has rejoined York City on a one year deal, after been released by City. Bullock made 171 appearances for the Mistermen between 1998 and 2004, and the welcome return of York to the Football League means he will get to play at Valley Parade at some point next season.