Tony Thompson joins the Yellows

Warrington Town are delighted to announce the signing of former Altrincham goalkeeper Tony Thompson.

Thompson made 39 appearances in all competitions for the Robins last season as they secured a 14th-placed finish in the Vanarama National League. 

The 27-year-old is a former team-mate of Yellows midfielder Sean Williams, who was confirmed to be staying in the club’s recently-announced retention list.

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Thompson will add experience from higher up the football pyramid as manager Mark Beesley looks to assemble a squad capable of challenging for promotion again in 2022/23. 

He will replace former Yellows keeper Dan Atherton, who recently left the club to pursue an opportunity in the Welsh Premier League.

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On his decision to join, Thompson said: “I’ve got to say that Willo had a big influence. It’s so local to where I’m from, it’s ideal.  

“The club just missed out last year, and with the additions that they’re making, I don’t see why we can’t push on this season.

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“I know all about the club. I’ve watched the results for the past two or three seasons because I’ve got a lot of friends who have come here and played.

“It’s perfect really. When I met Bees, I got a real feel for the club. It’s a lot like Altrincham really.

“I’ve had a really good couple of seasons in the National League with my shot-stopping and coming for crosses.

“I’ve got quite a presence, and I think my distribution can really help us this season.”

The Yellows are back in pre-season action on Tuesday 5 July, away at Skelmersdale United, before returning home to Cantilever Park to face Tranmere Rovers on Saturday 9 July. View our full pre-season schedule here.

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