Thompson poised for Portsmouth landmark

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Nathan Thompson is in the frame for half a century of Pompey outings.

The right-back will make his 50th appearance for the club should he feature in Saturday’s trip to AFC Wimbledon.

Nathan Thompson is on target for his 50th Pompey appearance on Saturday. Picture: Joe Pepler

Nathan Thompson is on target for his 50th Pompey appearance on Saturday. Picture: Joe Pepler

Thompson became Kenny Jackett’s first Blues signing in June 2017, arriving on a free transfer from Swindon.

He was also on Pompey predecessor Paul Cook’s radar, before the League Two title-winning boss moved to manage Wigan.

Injury-permitting, Thompson has been an automatic choice for Jackett at right-back, with spells as a holding midfielder and at centre-half as well.

The 27-year-old is currently a booking away from a one-game suspension, following four yellow cards in his past eight appearances.

A combative character, he has totalled 13 bookings and two red cards so far in his Fratton Park career.