Craig MacGillivray headed for Portsmouth despite Shrewsbury contract offer
Out-of-contract goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray is set to snub a new Shrewsbury Town deal in favour of a move to Portsmouth.
According to reports in the south, the former Walsall shot-stopper is bound for Fratton Park after making just 14 appearances for Town last term as Dean Henderson’s back-up.
But, with Henderson’s loan finished, MacGillivray on his way and academy graduate Shaun Rowley released – new boss John Askey is set for a busy summer in the hunt for at least two goalkeepers.
MacGillivray shone in keeping a clean sheet in the 1-0 win at Portsmouth in January but revealed to the Shropshire Star towards the end of the season he was in search of more football.
The 25-year-old regularly impressed Town fans and won praise from former boss Paul Hurst.
After kicking his heels as a No.2 at both Walsall and Shrewsbury, the Yorkshire-born goalkeeper is desperate to be first-choice.
With holidays out of the way, Askey’s players return for pre-season training on June 26 and fans will be hoping for quick resolutions on the futures of influential skipper Ogogo, left-back Brown and forward John-Lewis.
While wingers Alex Rodman and Arthur Gnahoua – who played under Askey at Moss Rose – are mulling over whether to stay.