Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett 'surprised' by lack of takers for former Spurs and Peterborough keeper Luke McGee

Kenny Jackett is ‘surprised’ by the lack of takers in wantaway keeper Luke McGee.

Friday, 26th July 2019, 4:00 pm
Updated Friday, 26th July 2019, 5:22 pm
Pompey keeper Luke McGee

But the Pompey boss is confident the 23-year-old will eventually get the move he craves.

The former Spurs and Peterborough player is no closer to a Fratton Park exit, despite the Blues being open to the possibility of either a permanent switch or a loan deal.

McGee hasn’t featured since Pompey’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal under-21s in the Checkatrade Trophy on December 4, 2018.

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His last involvement in a match-day squad came as an unused substitute in a 2-1 defeat to Charlton seven days later.

After making 50 appearances during the 2017-18 season at Fratton Park, following a move from Tottenham for an undisclosed fee, the 23-year-old has dropped behind Craig MacGilivray and Alex Bass in the goalkeeping pecking order.

McGee featured for 45 minutes in the behind-closed-doors friendly at Brighton on Tuesday.

But his future remains away from Fratton Park, despite Jackett’s surprise at a lack of firm takers.

Pompey keeper Luke McGee

When asked if there had been any enquiries, the Blues boss said: ‘There hasn't been, no, which really surprises me.

'But, similarly, if people want a good goalkeeper he'll be on their list.’

McGee’s Pompey contract expires next summer.