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Craig MacGillivray headed for Portsmouth despite Shrewsbury contract offer

By Lewis Cox | Shrewsbury Town FC | Published: | Last Updated:

Out-of-contract goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray is set to snub a new Shrewsbury Town deal in favour of a move to Portsmouth.

Craig MacGillivray was kept out of the Shrews side by Dean Henderson for most of the 2017/18 season. Photo: AMA

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.

Lewis Cox

By Lewis Cox
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @lewiscox_star

Sports reporter with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Covering Shrewsbury Town and with a keen eye for non-league and grassroots.

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