Portsmouth urged to try to purchase on-loan Millwall midfielder 

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Supporters want to see Ben Thompson join Pompey on a permanent basis.  

The midfielder has become a firm fans’ favourite since arriving on a season-long loan from Millwall in the summer.

Ben Thompson. Picture: Joe Pepler

Ben Thompson. Picture: Joe Pepler

Thompson has been an integral part of Jackett's League One title-chasing team following a number of superb displays.

But there have been concerns the 23-year-old could be recalled from his loan earlier than scheduled, with injuries mounting up at the Den.

Lions boss Neil Harris has revealed bringing Thompson back to the club in January could be a possibility.

And Jackett has previously conceded there would be little Pompey could do should an early recall option be triggered.

However, some members of the Fratton faithful would like to see the Blues attempt to sign him on a permanent deal when the transfer window opens next month.

Here’s how fans reacted on Facebook page Portsmouth FC – The News and portsmouth.co.uk…

George Andrew Slatcher  

Make a bid for him, snap him up before the January window opens?

Keith Taylor

Buy him

Danny Brown

Can we make a January window snap up for him!?

Belinda Marsh

No I hope he can stay, he is class

Tony Saunders

Played golf with a couple of Millwall mates yesterday. He's very popular with them and they have a shed load of injuries at the moment which won't help us to keep him.

Cath Absolom  

I guess it largely depends on our current budget situation and Kenny Jackett’s/Mark Catlin's forceful powers of persuasion.

But unfortunately, he is still officially under contract with Millwall for some time yet.

So if they suddenly decide to recall him now, there's nothing we can do.

We either agree to terminate the deal now, or take a higher risk of losing him in the summer – if they still refuse to sell him then. So let's watch this situation with interest and see what happens next.

Steve Burghard – ‘I will only call them back if I feel like they will be involved in our squad and have an opportunity to play,’ says the Millwall manger.

Well, one of their first games in January is their FA Cup tie at home to Hull – and Thompson will be ineligible for that as he's cup tied. So he's not going to have "an opportunity to play" for a while if he's called back, is he?

Darryn Wiggy Marston

 Buy him!