Portsmouth loanee Ben Thompson could be set for an early return to parent club Millwall with The Lions currently without a number of key players through injury according to The Portsmouth News.

The 23-year-old Sidcup-born midfielder joined Pompey in August on a season-long loan deal and the player has starred for the club as they have mounted a push for automatic promotion from Sky Bet League One.

Thompson has been a regular in the Portsmouth side, making 20 appearances in all competitions while he netted his only goal in the 4-0 win over Maidenhead United in the Emirates FA Cup last month.

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There is currently an injury crisis at Thompson’s parent club Millwall with The Lions being without at least six first team players and it has been suggested that manager Neil Harris could opt to recall the midfielder from his loan spell at Fratton Park to boost the ranks at his parent club.

Some of the players currently sidelined at The New Den include defensive midfielder Shaun Williams and forwards Aiden O’Brien, Steve Morison, Lee Gregory, Tom Elliott and Tom Bradshaw.

Midfielder Thompson came through the Millwall academy system and the player has gone on to make 92 appearances for The Lions in which he has scored four goals. The youngster fell down the pecking order at The New Den last season resulting in his loan move to Portsmouth.

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