Frickley player Thompson trains with York City

Reece Thompson in action for Frickley Athletic against Doncaster Rovers.
Reece Thompson in action for Frickley Athletic against Doncaster Rovers.

After attracting the attention of numerous clubs Frickley have allowed striker Reece Thompson to train with York City this week.

Managed by former Blues’ player Russ Wilcox, the League Two club are one of a number of clubs to have watched Thompson towards the end of last season and in the friendly against Doncaster Rovers.

Frickley have agreed that Thompson will train with York this week and that he was also able to feature in their pre-season friendly against Leeds United last night, but he will return to play for the Blues in their friendly this Saturday against Hull City XI.

Twenty one-year-old Thompson joined the club in mid-October last year from Retford United and impressed as he scored 16 goals in 32 appearances, including two in the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup Final in May.

Frickley chairman Gareth Dando said: ”Reece has come on leaps and bounds over the last six months and has become an important member of the side, which is one reason why we agreed a contract for the next two seasons.

“We’ve had interest from a number of clubs in the Championship and League One, but any deal has to be right for Reece’s long term future and for the club.

“We obviously know Russ Wilcox well and have agreed that Reece will train with York this week but he’ll be back with us for our games against Hull City, Leeds United and Barnsley.”

Dando added: “He’s got great ability and in our view is certainly as good if not better than other players who’ve recently made the jump from the Evo-Stik Premier to League football.”