Blackpool’s in-form midfielder Jordan Thompson is set to miss Monday’s trip to Bolton after being named in the Northern Ireland international squad.
Blackpool Gazette journalist Matt Scrafton revealed the disappointing news for Seasiders fans via a tweet this morning. Boss Simon Grayson attempted to negotiate the player joining up with Michael O’Neill’s men after the League One clash but was unable to reach an agreement.
Bad news for Blackpool, they'll be without Jordan Thompson for Monday's trip to Bolton. Simon Grayson spoke to Michael O'Neill about the possibility of keeping hold of him for a bit longer but they weren't able to come to an agreement.
Northern Ireland play Holland on Thursday.
— Matt Scrafton (@matt_scrafton) October 3, 2019
Northern Ireland play Holand on Thursday.
Thompson is in great form at the moment and his impressive start to the season was capped off with a brilliant individual goal against Lincoln City last time out, a goal which has just been voted by supporters as the Seasiders Goal of the Month for September. His absence will be a blow for Blackpool who travel to Bolton in good form having remained unbeaten in their last three games, winning two of them.
The twenty-two-year-old is flourishing under Grayson’s management after arriving at Bloomfield Road from Rangers in 2018, and he will be hoping to add to his three caps for the Green and White Army after another call-up to international duty.
Frustrating for Blackpool fans with Thompson likely to feature on the bench for Thursday nights international.
However, they have a decent replacement in Callum Guy and it will be an opportunity for him to shine.
With the likes of Scannell, Feeney and Spearing still available they should still have enough in the middle of the park to beat Bolton.