Blackpool eye swoop for Portsmouth's Luke McGee

Pompey’s Luke McGee is interesting Blackpool.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 3:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 4:46 pm
Luke McGee is interesting Blackpool as he seeks regular first-team football. Picture: Joe Pepler

And the out-of-favour keeper is also reported to be a target of Bradford as his January departure nears.

Last week saw a loan move to Cheltenham collapse after Pompey requested a promotion bonus from the League Two highfliers.

However, the 24-year-old remains eager for regular first-team football after being left in the cold at Fratton Park all season.

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His availability has alerted League One rivals Blackpool, who are eyeing McGee to bolster their goalkeeping ranks.

Mark Howard has recently featured for the Seasiders, lining up in last night’s 2-0 FA Cup elimination at the hands of Reading.

And it is understood they are now tracking McGee, who is out of contract at Fratton Park this summer.

Elsewhere it is reported Bradford as an alternative destination for the ex-Spurs man.

Bantams keeper Richard O’Donnell suffered a hamstring scare at the end of last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Crawley which left them sixth in League Two.

Boss Gary Bowyer is sweating on the fitness of his first choice, who has been an ever-present in their league campaign this term.

Their back-up is 20-year-old George Sykes-Kenworthy, who has yet to make a Football League appearance.

Meanwhile, Sam Hornby is presently on loan at non-leaguers Fylde, playing regular first-team football.

McGee’s first-team chances at Fratton Park have been restricted by the form of Craig MacGillivray and the promise of Alex Bass.

Bass has presently edged MacGillivray out of the first-team frame.