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Could Pompey's next international call be around the corner?
Saturday, 24th Aug 2019 10:31 by pompey-fans.com staff

Craig MacGillivray is being tipped for an international call-up by Kenny Jackett.

The Pompey boss speaks highly of the Scot's consistent displays during his season and a bit at Fratton Park and sees no reason why his country won't come calling.

Jackett told The News: ‘Craig has been a positive and consistent since the day he walked into the club. That’s great. Last Saturday I felt we set him with too many back passes.

‘You have to be careful you don’t pass to your keeper more than you pass to you centre-forward in football. We have to make sure you don’t put your keeper in tricky positions.

‘But his selection and his consistency since he’s been here has been very good. It’s what he’s come here for (to play).

‘He tells me he wants to play every week. He says his happy and wants to play all the time. That’s the right way to be and the right way to think. As I’ve said, he’s a good goalkeeper and I’m pleased with him.'

Asked if MacGillivray could look forward to a call-up Jackett added: ‘We'll see. For a keeper he has his best years ahead of him. A year in he’s certainly set his stall out to be one of the better keepers in the league. That can only help us and help him.’


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