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Birmingham to rival Rangers in race for impressive League One man

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Birmingham City are interested in making a January move for Portsmouth goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray, according to a report from the Scottish Sun.

Pep Clotet could be on the search for a new number one in January, having replaced Lee Camp with Connal Trueman in the last few matches, following the a number of individual mistakes from Camp during the opening months of the campaign.

MacGillivray has established himself as Portsmouth’s first choice keeper over the last two seasons, having played in all of Pompey’s League One matches last term – and he has been in good form this season too, helping Kenny Jackett’s side concede the joint fourth lowest amount of goals in the league.

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Birmingham are now thought to have joined Rangers and Huddersfield Town in the hunt to sign MacGillivray from Portsmouth, who will be hoping to keep hold of their number one in January, as they look to recover from a slow start to the campaign.

The Verdict

Clotet will certainly be needing to add to his options in the goalkeeping department either in January or the summer, with Camp proving to be too error prone.

Trueman has come into the side and performed well during the last few matches, pulling off some important saves to help the Blues pick up draws against Huddersfield and Millwall, which has perhaps meant the need for a new keeper is not as desperate as it could have been heading into the New Year.

MacGillivray, though, would be a very good addition for Clotet’s side, with the keeper performing at a consistent level throughout his time at Portsmouth and offering a calming presence to their back four, which would be a benefit for the Blues were they to sign him.

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