How it's all gone wrong for big ex-Portsmouth favourite with ex-Shrewsbury Town and Walsall man in Charlton Athletic cold

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Charlton Athletic are looking to sell former Pompey keeper Craig MacGillivray before the close of the transfer window, according to reports.

The former Blues player of the season has been deemed surplus to requirements by new Addicks boss Ben Garner.

Garner is keen to reshape his squad before next week’s transfer deadline, with a defender a priority.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

And, according to the South London Press, MacGillivray is a player who could be on his way as he finds himself firmly out of favour at The Valley.

The 29-year-old has not played a minute of senior football this term, with new signing from Swindon, Joe Wollacott, starting every game this term.

MacGillivray left with his stock at a high at Pompey last year, moving to the capital after being named the club’s player of the season.

The former Shrewsbury man made 135 appearances in three years at Fratton Park, where his form and shot-stopping ability saw him firmly established as favourite with supporters.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

MacGillivray also received call-ups to the Scotland squad while with the Blues and made 45 appearances under Johnnie Jackson last term.

Former Pompey keeper Craig MacGillivray   Picture: Justin Setterfield/Getty ImagesFormer Pompey keeper Craig MacGillivray   Picture: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images
Former Pompey keeper Craig MacGillivray Picture: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

But with Garner replacing Jackson, it appears the new man at the helm is keen to go down another path.

That could now lead to MacGillivray departing before the 11pm deadline next Thursday, with Alex Gilbey, Jake Forster-Caskey and Diallang Jaiyesimi other Charlton players who are said to be up for grabs.

Midfielder Gilbey was linked with Pompey nationally, but the notion of a move for the former Wigan man was emphatically shot down by Danny Cowley.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.