Thompson Signs For Pompey

Last updated : 22 June 2017 By Jim Bonner

Kenny Jackett has made Swindon captain Nathan Thompson his first signing as Portsmouth manager.

The 26-year-old has signed for Pompey as a free agent as his contract expires with the Robins at the end of the month having played for the Wiltshire side 147 times since making his debut in 2010.

Thompson is a tough tackling, versatile player who can play all across the back four and in midfield if required but his best position is at right back and it's believed that is where Jackett intends to play him with Gareth Evans filling in as a makeshift right back for most of last season.

Swindon fans are disappointed that he has inevitably gone following their club's relegation to League Two and he won the supporters' player of the season for the last two years. Having said that, these same fans held Joe Devera in similar regard and look how well that signing turned out...

Still, on paper at least, this looks like a quality addition to a squad which still requires some strengthening. David Forde is unlikely to return so a new goalkeeper has to be a priority along with a replacement for Enda Stevens.

The midfield probably needs an addition or two whilst Jackett may have his eye on a striker, too. Perhaps we'll see a loanee or two from Tottenham in the future?