Scottish Premiership giants Rangers reportedly identified Portsmouth’s League One goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray as a transfer target.
Football may have ground to a shuddering halt for the time being but Rangers, albeit from the comfort of their own respective homes, will still be putting plans in place for next season.
And a new goalkeeper is likely to be right at the top of their transfer market hitlist – whenever the transfer market opens that is.
Wes Foderingham is out of contract and even the evergreen Allan McGregor, now 38, cannot go on forever. Fortunately, the chances of Craig MacGillivray sticking around at Portsmouth for another season are starting to look increasingly unlikely.
The League One shot-stopper was linked with a move from Fratton Park to Ibrox via the Sun and, since then, he hasn’t kicked a ball in anger. McGillvray’s last action came on December 29 with the rapid rise of 21-year-old Alex Bass leaving the elder shot-stopper twiddling his thumbs on the substitute’s bench.
While the Scot has taken the sudden demotion in his stride, you would imagine that a man who played 27 games between August and January will not be too happy with life on the sidelines.
On Friday, Portsmouth announced the signing of highly-rated American goalkeeper Duncan Turnbull; a deal that may give Rangers renewed hope of adding a Perthshire-born glovesman to Steven Gerrard’s squad in the near future.
Yet with McGregor expected to stick around for at least one more season in Glasgow, MacGillivray wouldn’t find first-team football any easier to come by at Rangers.