Watford defender Adam Thompson set to join Southend United permanently

Watford Observer: Adam Thompson celebrates his only goal for Watford in 2011. Picture: Action Images Adam Thompson celebrates his only goal for Watford in 2011. Picture: Action Images

Watford defender Adam Thompson is set to sign for Southend United permanently today.

Thompson has made 11 appearances for The Shrimpers since he joined the club on loan at the start of the season.

The 21-year-old's Watford contract will expire in the summer and, with the club deciding not to give the player a squad number this season, they were open to the move.

Saturday's 4-1 victory over Millwall was the last game of Thompson's Southend loan but after the match manager Phil Brown confirmed he had spoken to the Hornets about signing the defender permanently.

Thompson broke into the Watford first team as a 17-year-old and made 11 outings as a second-year scholar.

Loan spells at Brentford, Wycombe Wanderers and Barnet were to follow in the coming seasons before he linked up with Southend in the summer.

In total, Thompson has made 16 appearances for Watford since making his debut three years ago.

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11:38am Tue 7 Jan 14

Essex Hornet says...

Good luck to him. From talking to a mate whose a Soutend fan he's settled in well at Roots Hall and has been performing well at that level. His opportunities at Watford were always going to be limited so I hope he get's a permanent move and a decent contract.
Good luck to him. From talking to a mate whose a Soutend fan he's settled in well at Roots Hall and has been performing well at that level. His opportunities at Watford were always going to be limited so I hope he get's a permanent move and a decent contract. Essex Hornet

11:41am Tue 7 Jan 14

Stoney77 says...

Good luck Adam. Solid championship future ahead of you.
Good luck Adam. Solid championship future ahead of you. Stoney77

12:01pm Tue 7 Jan 14

jasonwatford says...

Nice Lad - Well done
Nice Lad - Well done jasonwatford

12:11pm Tue 7 Jan 14

peter10531089 says...

Good luck to him, hope he becomes one of the many players from our academy to go on and make a solid career in the game.
Good luck to him, hope he becomes one of the many players from our academy to go on and make a solid career in the game. peter10531089

1:53pm Tue 7 Jan 14

stevyweavy says...

Shame, always thought he had enough talent to make it into the Watford team, he could probably have played in the wingback position as he was quick and good on the ball. Good luck to him anyway.
Shame, always thought he had enough talent to make it into the Watford team, he could probably have played in the wingback position as he was quick and good on the ball. Good luck to him anyway. stevyweavy

2:28pm Tue 7 Jan 14

bristol hornet says...

Very sorry to see him go.

Always thought he would make it with us before the Pozzo regime started.

Time moves on - sometimes for good, sometimes for bad.

Good Luck Adam.
Very sorry to see him go. Always thought he would make it with us before the Pozzo regime started. Time moves on - sometimes for good, sometimes for bad. Good Luck Adam. bristol hornet

3:28pm Tue 7 Jan 14

The BestTrip2011 says...

This lad has huge potential. Good luck to him.
This lad has huge potential. Good luck to him. The BestTrip2011

3:33pm Tue 7 Jan 14

ORBY says...

Heartily agree with the above posts. Very good prospect but found his future development blocked by Udinese/Granada imports, good luck to him and hope to see him at the Vic in the future.
Heartily agree with the above posts. Very good prospect but found his future development blocked by Udinese/Granada imports, good luck to him and hope to see him at the Vic in the future. ORBY

5:39pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Man from Pinner says...

Young footballers are no different from any other youngsters. Good jobs are hard to come by. Deserves this opportunity so good luck to him.
Young footballers are no different from any other youngsters. Good jobs are hard to come by. Deserves this opportunity so good luck to him. Man from Pinner

10:26pm Tue 7 Jan 14

D.unstable says...

Yes good luck to him, but was never going o break into the team if we have any ambition to challenge at the top end of this league. I'm sure he has found his level and at this time in his career needs to be playing. Is Ross Jenkins still on the books?

Was watching Man Utd lose tonight and it reminded me that we signed Wes Browns bro....what's happened to him?
Yes good luck to him, but was never going o break into the team if we have any ambition to challenge at the top end of this league. I'm sure he has found his level and at this time in his career needs to be playing. Is Ross Jenkins still on the books? Was watching Man Utd lose tonight and it reminded me that we signed Wes Browns bro....what's happened to him? D.unstable

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