Portsmouth's Luke McGee completes loan move to Bradford

Luke McGee has completed his move to Bradford.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 12:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 5:08 pm

The keeper has moved to the Bantams on loan until the end of the season, after saying his Fratton Park goodbyes yesterday.

McGee told bradfordcityfc.co.uk: ‘It feels really really good to be here and I cannot wait to get going.

‘As soon as I got the call it was somewhere I knew I wanted to come, with the size of the club and fanbase.

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‘I want to bring as many clean sheets as possible to help the lads perform, win as many games as we can and and climb the league table.’

After seeing a move to League Two Cheltenham fall through last week, both Blackpool and Bradford emerged as potential destinations for the 24-year-old.

But it was the Bantams who won the race for the former Spurs and Peterborough man.

They’ve been in the market for a new shot-stopper after regular No1 Richard O’Donnell suffered a hamstring scare at the end of last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Crawley – a result which left them sixth in League Two.

Luke McGee. Picture: Joe Pepler

He’s expected to be out for up to six weeks.

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 made 53 appearances for the Blues, following his switch from Tottenham in the summer of 2017.

His last Pompey senior outing came in December 2018, when the Blues beat Arsenal under-21s in the Checkatrade Trophy.

McGee represents Pompey’s second departure this month.