City snapped up their sixth new player of an increasingly busy summer of 2012 with the signing of experienced attacker Garry Thompson to further bolster their squad ahead of the forthcoming campaign.Former Scunthorpe winger Thompson, who made 39 appearances in League 1 for the Iron the season before his Bradford move, signed a one year deal with City following the expiry of his contract at Glanford Park. City also had the option in place to extend Thompson's contract by a further season. Despite Scunthorpe finishing positioned only 18th in the League 1 table at the end of the 2011/2012 season, Thompson scored seven goals for the Iron during the campaign - finishing their third highest scorer in the process. Thompson has played the majority of his career as a right winger, although he can play in a number of attacking positions. The 31 year-old spent four years with Scunthorpe before his summer departure after originally joining the Lincolnshire-based club in 2008. During his time with Scunthorpe, Thompson helped them back into the Championship in his first full season with the club and was still playing second-tier football as recently as early last year. Despite being born in Kendal, Cumbria, Thompson actually started his career with Morecambe. He played in nine seasons with the Shrimps after making his debut for them at Yeovil Town in September 1999. Highlights of his time with Morecambe included scoring in the winning goal in their Conference Play-Off against Exeter City in May 2007 and then playing in the Shrimps' first game in the Football League against Barnet the following August. After fully playing his part in City’s amazing 2012/2013 campaign, Thompson’s one-year contract extension option was activated in May 2013.