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3 Craig MacGillivray replacements that Portsmouth could turn to after recent transfer

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Portsmouth will now be looking for a new goalkeeper this summer after Craig MacGillivray’s move to Charlton Athletic was confirmed earlier today. 

The Scottish keeper had just days left to run on his deal with Pompey and as a result he will now move to the Addicks on a free transfer once those terms expire at Fratton Park.

MacGillivray was arguably one of Sky Bet League One’s best performing shot stoppers last term and he will be extremely tough to replace moving forwards.

However with there still being a good few months left of the current transfer window, Danny Cowley and co are sure to have a list of targets already drawn up for the weeks ahead.

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Here, we take a look at THREE Craig MacGillivray replacements that Portsmouth could turn to this summer…

Josh Griffiths 

An obvious candidate to replace the Scotsman is West Bromwich Albion keeper Josh Griffiths, with Pompey being said to have submitted a loan offer for the youngster.

The 19-year-old impressed many whilst on loan with promotion winning Cheltenham Town last season and it is said that the Baggies are keen to let him head out on loan again in order to give him more regular first team football.

Griffiths kept over 20 clean sheets for the Robins last term and is certainly ready to step up a level during the upcoming 2021/22 campaign.

With Lincoln City also said to be interested, Pompey will need to move fast to get their man.

Gavin Bazunu 

A player who seems all the more likely to be heading to Fratton Park this summer, Bazunu could be the man that the club needs to solve their current problems.

As stated by Alan Nixon on Twitter, the 19-year-old Irishman is said to be closing in on a loan move to the South Coast from Manchester City.

The Dublin born keeper previously spent the entirety of last season on loan at Rochdale and largely impressed despite the club eventually being relegated.

He would certainly jump at the chance to play for a club of Portsmouth’s size next term.

Tomas Holy 

The Ipswich Town goalkeeper is said to be one of a number of players that have been told by Paul Cook that they have no future at Portman Road, meaning that Pompey could make a move for the experienced shot stopper.

Now aged 29, Holy would arguably come cheaper than other alternative targets due to the fact that the Tractor Boys are eager to offload him.

His commanding presence in the penalty area would certainly put the Pompey backline at ease and he offers guaranteed quality as opposed to loaning in a young keeper from a higher league side.

Holy should definitely be a player on Cowley’s radar.


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