JORDON THOMPSON jumped at the chance to join Wrexham and says he would have made the switch even if Coventry City team-mate Jordan Ponticelli wasn’t already at The Racecourse.

Centre-back Thompson, who came through the youth ranks at the League One club where he has made nine appearances in all competitions, has signed an initial 28-day loan deal with the Reds and made his debut in Saturday’s 0-0 home draw with Dagenham.

The opportunity to play for what Thompson considers to be a huge club in lower league football was too good to turn down.

“It is a massive club and you could see it on Saturday by the fans,” said the 20-year-old.

“It is one of the biggest clubs at this level, even League Two and League One.

“When I heard about it, I jumped at the chance to join Wrexham and give everything I have got.”

Sky Blues striker Ponticelli recently joined Wrexham on loan until the end of the season and although he has a familiar face in The Racecourse changing room, Thompson was keen on the move anyway.

“It always helps having someone you know,” said Thompson. “But the boys have been very welcoming and it has gone well.

“Even if Jordan wasn’t here, I would have snapped at it.

“It is such a big club and getting minutes in front of a lot of fans, it is nothing that any young player would turn down.

“It is initially 28 days and we will see how it goes.”

Thompson has also had loan spells in the fifth tier with Barrow and Boreham Wood, making eight appearances for the latter earlier this season and lining up against Wrexham in August’s 2-2 draw.

With Mark Carrington carrying a knock, Thompson was used in a right wing-back role against Dagenham and the difficult windy conditions meant the match was far from a classic as the National League strugglers settled for a share of the spoils.

“It was a difficult game to come into with the wind,” said Thompson. “Both teams needed the win so it was a bit of a scrap.

“There is a lot of experience in the changing room so they know what it is like and it always helps with young players like me.

“It is nothing I am not used to; some games you have just got to dig in and other games, it is playing football.

“But the boys showed that we have got both sides and it is just a case of taking the next game and keep building momentum.”

Wrexham sit 19th in the table, five points above the drop zone going into Saturday’s clash against Chesterfield, who occupy the final relegation spot.

Helping his loan club stay up is the priority during Thompson’s spell in north Wales.

“That is the main goal,” added Thompson. “It is such a big club and we want to progress, we want to give more to the fans.

“As players, we showed our heart against Dagenham and we have just got to keep pushing, take every game as it comes.”

Thompson played the whole game as Wrexham kept a third successive clean sheet and made it seven points from a possible nine, with manager Dean Keates commenting: "I though he had a solid debut."