CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Rudge brings in John as Conor gets courted

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CHIPPENHAM Town could lose the services of teenage goalkeeper Conor Thompson, who could be set for a return to the professional game.

The talented 17-year-old, who has impressed since joining the Bluebirds at the start of last month, has been attracting interest from a number of sides and has been linked with League Two Exeter City.

Thompson left Swindon Town’s youth set-up at the end of last season before a short spell with Gloucester City and Bluebirds manager Nathan Rudge has reacted by completing the signing of Ben John, 29, from Cinderford Town.

“I know that Conor has a few offers on the table from League clubs and I think that Exeter have offered him a contract,” he said.

“Conor’s a talented keeper and if someone wants to go back to the pro game, I’ve got no problem with that.

“Ben will come in as competition to start with and we’ll see what happens from there.”

Keeper John, nicknamed ‘Psycho’, was Cinderford’s player of the season last year and featured against Chippen-ham in pre-season.

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