Ben Thompson’s Millwall recall has not gone down well with Portsmouth fans.

Millwall manager Neil Harris took up the option to take the midfielder back to The Den following a successful six-month loan period at Fratton Park.

Portsmouth CEO Mark Catlin confirmed that he contacted Millwall regarding a potential sale, but The Lions had no intention of letting go a player who Harris sees as a future captain of the club.

The news of his recall understandably hit a nerve with the Pompey faithful such was his importance in their quest for promotion from League One.

Thompson took to Twitter to deliver a message of thanks to Pompey, where he scored three goals in 28 appearances.

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Needless to say, Pompey fans weren’t happy to see Thompson head back up the A3 but were united in their opinion of the midfielder and his efforts in helping Pompey to the summit of League One.

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It is thought Thompson will go straight in to the squad to face Blackburn on Saturday as Millwall look for their fifth straight win.