Iron boss Neil Cox is reportedly determined to sign former Blackburn Rovers defender Lewis Thompson, according to sports media outlet BBC Humberside Sport. Cox is reportedly hoping to strike a deal with two current trialists – Thompson and Harry Bunn – to keep them at the club for the upcoming season. Thompson was released by Blackburn Rovers at the end of the last season and was under trials at Scunthorpe United.

Now, Humberside’s sources say he will get a contract, too. According to Transfermarkt, his market value is around £85,000, barely more than what a high-roller spends in a night at a live casino. But it’s not the price but his skill that brought the player to Scunthorpe United.

Lewis Thompson was a regular for the Blackburn Rovers’ U-23 side for the last few seasons. Before joining the Rovers, he played with Manchester United’s youth academy, switching cities in 2016. He initially played in the left-back for the U-18 squad. Later, he spent time on loan at FC United and AFC Fylde. Now, in turn, his contract has come to an end, so the team decided to let him go at the end of the season.

Thompson played with England’s U16 squad once in August 2014, and Northern Ireland’s U21 team half a dozen times. He has one international goal under his belt.

“Lewis we knew a lot about, we watched him four or five times last year, “An attacking full-back who can play left midfield as well, or in a five”, Cox told Humberside in an interview. “

He’s someone we really like, a really good character, you can tell in the games we’ve played already he’s got a winning mentality. We’ll make a decision on him shortly because I know there are four or five clubs that have rung him and they want him to go in there”.