Pompey summer recruit absent against Salisbury

Nathan Thompson was an injury absence from Pompey's opening summer friendly.

Saturday, 1st July 2017, 3:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:41 am
Summer recruit Nathan Thompson

The close-season recruit collected an injury in training and missed out on a debut in today's trip to Salisbury.

Also unavailable was Conor Chaplin, who is rested as a precaution, while Michael Smith continues his rehabilitation from an ankle injury.

There was no place in the squad for triallists Lawrie Wilson and Harry Isted.

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Meanwhile, Pompey Hall of Famer Steve Claridge lined-up in attack for Salisbury.

The 51-year-old has been pressed back into action as the Whites' strikers are presently on holiday.