Peterborough United have confirmed on their official club website that defender Nathan Thompson has joined the club on a free transfer after his departure from fellow League One side Portsmouth earlier this summer.

Right-back Nathan Thompson has put pen to paper on a two-year deal with Peterborough United, securing a move to a new club after his release from Portsmouth. He spent time training with Championship club Bristol City earlier this summer but failed to earn a deal.

The move comes with Posh right-back Jason Naismith looking to move away in search of a club where he will be guaranteed more minutes, with Niall Mason being favoured over the Scot in the early stages of the season.

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Now, he has been snapped up by Posh, who have already been busy over the course of the summer transfer window. Manager Darren Ferguson has spoken to the club website upon the announcement, stating that he is pleasantly surprised that the club have managed to pull off the deal.

“Nathan is a very good right back, he is athletic, aggressive and has great experience. I will be honest and say that I am very surprised we have been able to get him. When he left Portsmouth, he was going to the Championship, but for whatever reason, it didn’t come through.”

The 28-year-old right-back has amassed plenty of Football League experience, playing in 185 matches for Swindon Town after coming through their academy. He made the move from Swindon to Portsmouth in the summer of 2017 and featured in 79 matches for Pompey before his release earlier this summer.

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Now, having completed the move to Posh, Thompson will be hoping he can help turn around their poor start to the season as they hope to battle for promotion.


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