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Drop was deserved admits Thompson

Steve Thompson
Thompson's two Vale goals came against Rochdale and Shrewsbury

Striker Steve Thompson admits he deserved to be dropped from Port Vale's starting line-up against Morecambe.

The 19-year-old was left out by manager Dean Glover after what he described as "a poor performance" in the previous game against Chester.

Thompson told BBC Radio Stoke: "I have been inconsistent, and as a young player it's easier for the manager to take you out of the team.

"I haven't produced the goods and I deserve what's happened to me."

Thompson endured a frustrating start to life at Vale Park following his free transfer from Middlesbrough at the beginning of the season.

He had to wait until 6 December for his first Vale appearance after a succession of injuries, and Thompson admitted that his failure to make an impact at first-team level had prayed on his mind.

"The first three or four months were a very frustrating time for me just waiting to get my chance," Thompson said.

I had a couple of poor performances at home and I found myself back at square one, which I can completely understand

Port Vale striker Steve Thompson
"I finally got my chance and I scored against Rochdale and Shrewsbury, and I was on top of the world.

"But then I had a couple of poor performances at home and I found myself back at square one, which I can completely understand."

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see also
Thompson is 'showing potential'
18 Jan 09 |  Port Vale
Vale sign Boro youngster Thompson
14 May 08 |  Port Vale


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