Despite the best efforts of Portsmouth to hold onto him, Ben Thompson will next week return to his parent club Millwall, having had his loan spell at the League One leaders cut short, as reported in the South London Press & Mercury.
Thompson has been in sparkling form for Kenny Jackett’s side and it is this form that has caught the eye of Neil Harris, and forced him to recall the player to help the Lions push on up the Championship table.
So is the recall of Thompson a sensible move for Millwall?
I don’t see the point in this.
Ben Thompson was doing exceptionally well at Fratton Park, and now back at Millwall, he will be facing competition from a returning Shaun Williams, Ryan Leonard, Ryan Tunnicliffe and Jem Karacan.
Right now, I can’t see him getting into the first team – he would have been better off being allowed to stay at Portsmouth for the rest of the season.
The recall is nonsensical to me.
I’m not sure it was the right call.
Thompson is a decent, competitive player but I’m not sure he’s going to get in at The Den.
He should’ve been allowed to stay at Portsmouth to help their promotion push.
I’m not surprised.
Thompson is a good player and has done very well for Portsmouth this season.
Let’s hope Neil Harris plays him now, whilst I feel sorry for Pompey.