Millwall boss addresses Portsmouth loanee’s future

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Neil Harris has stressed Ben Thompson’s future remains at Millwall. 

The on-loan midfielder has made a superb impact at Pompey since arriving from the Lions in August.

Ben Thompson. Picture: Joe Pepler

Ben Thompson. Picture: Joe Pepler

Thompson has made 15 appearances this season, winning man-of-the-match plaudits against Oxford, Fleetwood and Burton. 

Some Blues fans have called on Kenny Jackett to try to sign the 23-year-old on a permanent basis.

Thompson was on the periphery of things at Millwall before arriving at Pompey.

Nevertheless, Harris has insisted the Sidcup-born talent is on loan at Fratton Park to bolster his chances of becoming a Lions first-team regular down the line. 

The Millwall boss told ‘Ben is at Portsmouth to be part of Kenny Jackett’s squad and to learn under Kenny.

‘The aim is for him to get valuable game time at a level we know he is very good at.

‘Once his loan finishes he has to come back and become a regular in our first team.

‘My thought process on that hasn’t changed and won’t change.

‘Ben is a super lad and a great Millwall player of the future.’