Portsmouth's goalkeeping plans after Kenny Jackett allows Luke McGee to join Bradford

Pompey have no plans to replace Luke McGee.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 17th January 2020, 4:56 pm

Kenny Jackett’s happy with how his goalkeeping department looks going into the business end of the campaign.

McGee’s move to Bradford on loan leaves Craig MacGillivray and Alex Bass as the Blues’ senior options, with Petar Durin now third in the pecking order.

Pompey are trying to get the Croatia youth international out playing non-league football, having had a spell at Bognor at the beginning of the season.

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It's proved tough to find the former Atalanta youngster a club, however, which is a factor why the Blues won’t be pursuing another stopper.

Boss Jackett said: ‘The only one we have around is Petar and he is a young keeper. We are looking for a loan for him to see if we can get him some games.

‘He is here every day in training and working with a good goalkeeping coach in John Keeley and has to keep improving.

‘I am pleased with the two keepers we have and Petar is the keeper underneath that.

Luke McGee departed Pompey for Bradford on loan. Picture: Barry Zee

‘We are always on the lookout but I wouldn’t say a number three is a priority because they have to be able to play somewhere as well. Getting them the right loan is important.

‘It’s harder with goalkeepers than outfield players – even for Alex Bass. You look at him over the past couple of years, he had a loan at Torquay in which he got injured.

‘It was a good loan on the face of it and before that he was on loan at Salisbury.

‘At the moment, we haven’t been able to necessarily get Petar a loan, but I am sure we will.’

Petar Durin is now Pompey's number-three keeper. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Pompey are also currently running the rule over Taylor Seymour.

The keeper is on trial from Lewes and has recently featured for the reserves against Exeter and Plymouth.

Jackett added: ‘Taylor Seymour is a Lewes lad who can still play in the youth team this year.

‘He played against Exeter and Plymouth and weather permitting we have a reserve game against Doncaster on Tuesday, the same night as Scunthorpe (in the EFL Trophy).’