Tyrone Thompson has joined Blue Square Bet North club Gainsborough Trinity from Evo-Stik Northern Premier League…..
….First Division South side Sheffield FC.
Thompson started his career in 2002 at Sheffield United although only played in two games for the club, both legs of a League Cup match with Lincoln City.
Loan spells at Lincoln and Doncaster Rovers followed, before he moved to Huddersfield Town on a free transfer for the 2003/04 season.
He again only made two first team appearances and at the end of the season signed for Scarborough where he was an ever-present. However, the club asked him to take a pay cut and the midfielder opted to leave football altogether and instead enrolled at Sheffield College, describing himself as ‘disillusioned with the game’.
Eventually in August 2005 Halifax Town came calling and Thompson’s career re-started as he combined studying and playing football.
He made seventy-nine appearances over the next two seasons, earning an England ‘C’ call-up in the process.
For the 2007/08 season Thompson moved to Crawley Town where he was made captain.
Again he impressed and he moved to League Two side Torquay United where he spent two seasons, making almost fifty appearances.
He was released at the end of his contract and then played eighteen games for Mansfield Town, including the FA Trophy Final at Wembley.
A short stay at Grimsby Town followed before he returned to The Shay in October 2011 to join the now-named FC Halifax Town.
However, he failed to impress in his second spell with the Shaymen and he re-joined Lincoln unit January 2012 when a further deal was agreed until the end of the season.
Thompson joined Sheffield in August after being released by Lincoln to reunite with former Sheffield United team-mate Curtis Woodhouse.