Former Swindon skipper Nathan Thompson still without a club - a month after Portsmouth returned for pre-season duty

It’s been exactly a month since Pompey reported back for pre-season training.

Saturday, 27th July 2019, 6:30 am
Updated Sunday, 28th July 2019, 4:47 pm
Nathan Thompson. Picture: Joe Pepler
Nathan Thompson. Picture: Joe Pepler

Following a six-week summer break after the League One play-off semi-final defeat to Sunderland, Kenny Jackett’s troops returned hungry ahead of a renewed promotion bid.

However, Nathan Thompson was not present.

The right-back had shelved contract talks in February, and with the Blues not reaching the Championship, he hoped to fulfil his ambition of playing in the second tier.

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Thompson's two-year deal expired and after 77 whole-hearted appearances and the equaliser in the Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley, James Bolton arrived as his replacement.

But despite the start of the Football League season now only a week away, the former Swindon skipper still remains a free agent.

That's despite the defender still being a part of in the players’ WhatsApp group at the time.

Nathan Thompson. Picture: Joe Pepler

Meanwhile, there has been no news of him trialling at a club nor his name churned out of the rumour mill.

The 28-year-old was, until last week anyway, still living in the area after being pictured using a Gosport gym.

It still remains what Thompson's next move will be – but we wait with bated breath.