Northern Ireland international Adam Thompson put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the Shakers after parting company with Southend United. 24-year-old Adam started his career at Watford’s youth academy. He made his professional debut for the Hornets in 2010, with his senior international debut for Northern Ireland coming the following year. In the summer of 2011, Thompson signed a new contract with Watford, to keep him at Vicarage Road until 2014.
After a series of loan spells at Brentford, Wycombe Wanderers and Barnet, central defender Thompson joined Southend United, on loan, on August 9th 2013 and made his debut a day later against Hartlepool United. After a successful loan spell, the club signed Adam on an 18-month contract. Thompson was a regular feature in Southend United’s back-line, making over 100 appearances, scoring three goals one of which, against Blackpool, in November 2015 was nominated for the Shrimpers “Goal of the Season” award for 2015-16.
In June 2017, Adam was recalled into the Northern Ireland squad for their friendly game against New Zealand and a World Cup Qualifier in Azerbaijan. Adam linked up with Michael O’Neill’s squad hoping to add to his two previous caps, having made his debut on 9 February 2011, as a 66th-minute substitute in Northern Ireland’s game against Scotland in the 2011 Nations Cup, but was an unused substitute in both matches. He has also represented Northern Ireland at under -17, under-18 and under-21 level.