Thompson poised for Portsmouth landmark

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

Wednesday, 10th October 2018, 2:56 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th October 2018, 4:04 pm
Nathan Thompson is on target for his 50th Pompey appearance on Saturday. Picture: Joe Pepler

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

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.

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

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.