Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson 'surprised' to land Nathan Thompson after Portsmouth exit

Nathan Thompson has sealed a move to Peterborough.

Friday, 16th August 2019, 2:33 pm
Updated Monday, 19th August 2019, 10:37 am

The right-back has signed a two-year deal with Pompey’s League One rivals.

Thompson will make London Road his next destination after failing to agree a new deal with the Blues this summer.

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Nathan Thompson has joined Peterborough. Credit: Barry Zee

Posh boss Darren Ferguson admitted he was shocked he was able to sign Thompson.

He told www.theposh.com said: He is a very good right back, he is athletic and aggressive. I will be honest and say that I am very surprised we have been able to get him.

‘When he left Portsmouth, he was going to the Championship, but for whatever reason it didn’t come through.

‘I didn’t think I would be able to get a right-back of this magnitude if I am honest, but when it became a possibility, we have acted quickly on it because if Jason (Naismith) is going to move on for regular football, then I have to have two right-backs.’