BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Millwall midfielder Ben Thompson is joining Portsmouth on a season-long loan – with the Championship side moving to add Jem Karacan as cover in that area of the pitch on a short-term deal
Thompson always looked set to make a temporary exit from the Lions as he has dropped down the pecking order since promotion from League One. He did start Tuesday night’s League Cup win over Gillingham.
A number of League One sides were interested in the tigerish 22-year-old but Kenny Jackett – a former Millwall manager – has won the race for his services.
The Lions do not want to be left short in that area – with boss Neil Harris telling the South London Press yesterday that any exits would see a replacement brought in.
Catford-born Karacan, 29, has previously had a loan spell with Millwall and is a free agent after leaving Bolton Wanderers. His deal runs until January.
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