Rangers plotting EFL raid for 26-y/o keeper

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is plotting a January raid on the EFL for Portsmouth goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray as reported by The Scottish Sun.

The Perth-born stopper has been a big hit on the South Coast since arriving from Shrewsbury in the summer of 2018. Indeed, his excellent form led to a senior Scotland call up earlier this season.

 

The report claims Rangers are in the hunt for the twenty-six-year-old as a possible replacement for veteran No1 Allan McGregor who turns thirty-eight next month.

MacGillivray has kept eight clean sheets in twenty appearances across all competitions in a campaign that is starting to take shape for Pompey after a disappointing start. They are now just two points off the League One play-off places, and the article suggests Kenny Jackett will be desperate to hang on to one of his prize assets, valued at £2.5m by the club.

MacGillivray signed a one-year extension on his original two-year contract in January and Pompey are aware of interest from Championship outfits Huddersfield and Birmingham, but according to journalist Duncan Wright they would prefer to do a deal in the summer if the sought-after keeper decides he would like to move on to pastures new.


Our View

Our view is Pompey will hang on to MacGillivray until the summer, but after that, it will very much depend on which league they will be playing their football next season.

After a poor start, a promotion bid is starting to take shape, and fans will be bitterly disappointed if their popular stopper leaves next month.

We can’t see it happening.

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