Millwall boss addresses Portsmouth loanee’s future

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Neil Harris has stressed Ben Thompson’s future remains at Millwall. 

The on-loan midfielder has made a superb impact at Pompey since arriving from the Lions in August.

Ben Thompson. Picture: Joe Pepler

Ben Thompson. Picture: Joe Pepler

Thompson has made 15 appearances this season, winning man-of-the-match plaudits against Oxford, Fleetwood and Burton. 

Some Blues fans have called on Kenny Jackett to try to sign the 23-year-old on a permanent basis.

Thompson was on the periphery of things at Millwall before arriving at Pompey.

Nevertheless, Harris has insisted the Sidcup-born talent is on loan at Fratton Park to bolster his chances of becoming a Lions first-team regular down the line. 

The Millwall boss told londonnewsonline.co.uk: ‘Ben is at Portsmouth to be part of Kenny Jackett’s squad and to learn under Kenny.

‘The aim is for him to get valuable game time at a level we know he is very good at.

‘Once his loan finishes he has to come back and become a regular in our first team.

‘My thought process on that hasn’t changed and won’t change.

‘Ben is a super lad and a great Millwall player of the future.’