Pompey 1-1 Scunthorpe: match ratings

Nathan Thompson played in a holding-midfield role against Scunthorpe
Nathan Thompson played in a holding-midfield role against Scunthorpe

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Nathan Thompson was named The News' Pompey man of the match from yesterday's draw against Scunthorpe.

Here's how chief sports writer Neil Allen rated the defender's performance in a holding-midfield role - plus those of his Blues team-mates.

Match ratings

Luke McGee: Excellent second-half save was crucial - 8

Oli Hawkins: Exposed at times out wide - 6

Christian Burgess: Did well - 7

Matt Clarke: Pick of the centre-halves - 7

Jamal Lowe: Took goal superbly - 7

Nathan Thompson: Outstanding in unfamiliar role for Pompey 9

Ben Close: Finished match strongly - 7

Connor Ronan (1): Faded after wonderful first half - 8

Dion Donohue (2): Couldn’t produce many crosses - 6

Brett Pitman: Impressed when bringing others in game - 7

Kal Naismith: Still feeling way back after injury - 7

Subs:

(1) Matty Kennedy (71 mins): Couldn't get involved - 6

(2) Adam May (71 mins): Tried to tighten side up - 6