Thompson completes forwards for Yellows

Former Norwich City youth team striker Ben Thompson is the final piece in the jigsaw of new AFC Sudbury manager David Batch’s attacking options.

The 28-year-old, who scored 17 goals for Wroxham in Ryman League Division One North in 2012/13— despite an eight-week injury lay-off — joins Jamie Forshaw, Michael Brothers, James Baker and Leon Antoine in fighting for places in the forward positions.

Batch, who made the striker the fifth player to join him from his previous club Wroxham, said: “He is very fit and strong and he has been scoring goals — he was a 35-goal-a-season striker at step five level.

“Two to three years ago he had a bad knee injury playing for Oxford City and he came back to play for me (at Wroxham) the year before last and won the league.

“He would easily have got in the 20s in goals last season if he didn’t have his hamstring injury. The great thing about him is I know him and I trust him.”

Thompson is AFC’s seventh summer signing and three more trialists are due to be looked at in training tonight, but defenders Ashley Sloots and James Smith have left the club.