Thomson: It was a wrench to leave Brechin

12/05/16 
  LADBROKES PLAYER AND MANAGER OF THE MONTH 
  GLEBE PARK - CUMBERNAULD 
  Robert Thompson of Brechin City is the player of the month for April

12/05/16 LADBROKES PLAYER AND MANAGER OF THE MONTH GLEBE PARK - CUMBERNAULD Robert Thompson of Brechin City is the player of the month for April

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Robert Thomson insists it wasn’t easy leaving Brechin to sign for Ladbrokes Championship overachievers Dumbarton.

The new Sons striker picked up the Ladbrokes League One Player of the Month award for his impressive performances in April.

Scoring four goals in five games, the striker helped Brechin secure safety in the division after appearing favourites for the drop earlier in the season.

Thomson has a lot to be excited about after picking up this award and a move to Dumbarton in the same week.

But he admits that he leaves Glebe Park with a heavy heart.

Speaking to Ladbrokes News, Thomson said: “I’m pleased to win the award after the run-in we had and the way we stayed up.

“The end of the season was pleasing, but the first half of the campaign wasn’t that enjoyable.

“We got a settled team after Christmas and I started to enjoy my football a lot more up top as a striker along with Andy Jackson.”

On his move to Dumbarton - who are again the highest-ranked part-time team in the SPFL this season - Thomson added: “I spoke to Stevie Aitken and after doing that I thought it was the right decision.

“The way he spoke about the club, the way things are run and playing in the Championship was a huge appeal.

“It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was one I felt I had to make. The Championship is something I couldn’t turn down.

“Even when I told Brechin about my decision to leave, they were great with me and wished me all the best.

“So it’s been a hard decision to leave.”