Pompey are set to bag highly rated 25-year-old goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray according to reports in the south of England. The Shrewsbury keeper has been offered a new deal by the club after they failed to gain promotion less than a week ago.

Reports in the Shropshire Star are indicating that despite the 25-year-old being offered a new deal by the Shrews he will join the south coast club this summer. Portsmouth are looking to build on what was a very successful campaign despite missing out on the play-offs. The newly promoted side pushed but juts missed out at the business end of the season and already have a squad that should be able to compete next season.

MacGillivray isn’t the number one at Shrewsbury and he may well take over the position on arrival at Portsmouth should he sign the deal to take him there. The chance of first-team football is a big draw and Portsmouth are one of the biggest clubs below Championship level in the Football League. Kenny Jackett has assembled a good squad that includes the likes of skipper Brett Pitman and Kal Naismith and with some additions this summer it could be a season to remember for a club who have had such struggles.

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Pompey have been linked with numerous players this window and Jackett will be keen to get this one done as soon as possible.

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