GARRY Thompson admits he has a lot of people to thank after making his first start of the season against Sunderland on Tuesday night.
The Shrimps’ winger has returned from a possible career threatening Achilles injury picked up at Crewe at the end of last season earlier than expected and is hoping to make an impact between now and the end of the season.
Speaking after Tuesday’s game he said: “It’s great to be back and be back earlier than we probably thought.
“I think we were looking at December for me to come back so to be playing in early November has been great.
“It was fantastic to be starting again and it was a good test for me. I got a couple of knocks early on with a couple of heavy tackles but that was probably a good things as the injury stood up to it and I knew I would be OK.
“I was just so glad to be playing again and I have so many people to thank.
“If I’m being honest I thought my career at this level was probably over but the Gaffer and the club stuck by me and gave me the chance to come back and I’m so grateful to their support.
“Everyone around the club has been brilliant with me and the physios have looked after me fantastically well and hopefully I can repay everyone between now and the end of the season.''