'Squad should be strong enough... goalkeeper will be massive loss' - Portsmouth fans have their say on Gillingham game going ahead

Supporters have been having their say on Pompey’s decision to play the League One clash against Gillingham on Saturday.

Sunday, 6th October 2019, 4:30 pm
Craig MacGillivray

The Blues had the option call off the fixture with Craig MacGillivray (Scotland), Ronan Curtis (Republic of Ireland) and Ross McCrorie (Scotland under-21s) named in respective national squads.

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Kenny Jackett’s men have already seen three games postponed this season and were keen to avoid another to follow suit.

Meanwhile, the planned September trip to Bury was called off after they were expelled from the Football League.

Given the fact Pompey are already playing catch-up at this early stage of the season, the majority of the Fratton faithful wanted them to take on the Gills as planned.

Although some supporters are concerned how the Blues will cope without goalkeeper MacGillivray, who has been a League One ever-present since arriving from Shrewsbury in the summer of 2018.

Here’s how Pompey fans have reacted to the news Saturday’s fixture will go ahead as scheduled on social media: 

Perry Huntley - Good, glad the club have learned the lesson for postponing the Southend game. Squad should be strong enough to cope, sure it is.


Ryan Crockford - Up the blues, yesterday showed we can 'survive' without Curtis and McCrorie. Bass or McGee though


John Derry - Good, cannot cancel anymore games


Lee Crowhurst - Even more pressure on Jackett now to get the win


Ruffy Roy - With Curtis out, we only had two on international duty so assuming we then have no choice but to play.

Goalkeeper will be massive loss, looked like he kept us in game yesterday.


Jack Hancock - Alex Bass clean sheet inbound


Paul Carden - Our goalie had a lot to do yesterday and played a pivotal role in the victory so it will be interesting to see how we cope without him on Saturday.


@ELLIS22SZN on Twitter - Play Luke McGee