‘Another player shafted by Jackett’ – These Portsmouth fans react as 24-y/o finds new club

Former Portsmouth keeper Luke McGee has today joined League Two promotion hopefuls Forest Green Rovers on a two-year deal.

McGee had been offered a new deal by Pompey boss Kenny Jackett, but he turned that down having made 55 appearances after signing from Spurs in 2017. The 24-year-old came through the youth academy Spurs, but didn’t make a first-team appearance.

Instead, he made a loan move to Peterborough United, where he made his professional debut in 2016/17. he made 44 appearances in total for Peterborough before the move to Pompey. After making 50 appearances in the 2017/18 season, he fell to second choice and struggled for game time.

The Edgeware-born stopper allegedly had offers from the Championship to go in as a number two but has instead chosen Mark Cooper’s side in League Two, with the promise of first-team football.

“I’m delighted to get the deal done and can’t wait to get started and put my roots down,” he said. “I’ve had positive chats with head coach Mark Cooper and Forest Green Rovers are an ambitious club, who meet my objectives.”

Manager Cooper, who saw his side fall away from the top seven last season, added that he beat off other clubs to secure the stopper’s services.

“Luke (McGee) was always our number one target in discussions with Dan Connor (GK Coach) and my staff. He had a good grounding at Tottenham and played at Peterborough and played lots of games for Portsmouth,” said the former Notts County boss.

“He’s 6ft 4ins, makes good saves and more importantly keeps the ball out of the net. He had interest from the Championship to go in as a number two, but wanted to come to us and play.”

Whilst McGee looks forward to the future, some Portsmouth fans have hijacked Forest Green’s social media, not only to wish him well, but also to put the boot in on increasingly unpopular manager Kenny Jackett, as you’ll see below.

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