Portsmouth boss reveals repeated efforts to land Millwall midfielder
KennyÂ JackettÂ revealed he's made multiple attempts to sign Ben Thompson permanently.
But the ball is now inÂ Millwall'sÂ court over theÂ midfielder'sÂ future, with Thompson expected to be recalled by his parent club.
That request had not yet been made in the aftermath of the 23-year-old'sÂ anticipated farewell appearance at Norwich on Saturday.
MillwallÂ boss Neil Harris had indicated he will recall the player, however, before considering the way forward.
JackettÂ said: '˜There's nothing yet with Ben.
'˜They (theÂ loanees) get into the window now where people can get recalled - January 6 - 20.
'˜He's in that period so we'll see what happens with all of the loans.
'˜He's done very well and been a key player for us in the first half of the season. He's been excellent.
'˜With Ben in particular we are very thankful forÂ MillwallÂ loaning him to us.
'˜We respect that and it's totally theirÂ call.
'˜To be fair, I asked before the last loan window (if he was available permanently).
'˜I've asked at different times. The answer's been no and we've been asking all the way along.
'˜The answer's always been no to permanent but a possibility of a loan, which has happened.'