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McGee: Perfect Club, Perfect Time

12 July 2017

Pompey goalkeeper Luke McGee playing for Tottenham Hotspur

New signing delighted to be working with Jackett again

He briefly worked with Kenny Jackett at the end of last season.

And that was enough to convince Luke McGee to leave his home of 11 years and head to the south coast.

The goalkeeper met his new manager at White Hart Lane after returning from a spell on loan at Peterborough.

Jackett was working in Tottenham’s academy at the time and certainly made an impression on McGee.

He said: “I was out on loan last season and first met Kenny when I went back to Spurs.

"He did such a good job at Wolves and Millwall, so of course that becomes a factor."

Luke McGee

“We started talking and he liked what I was about, while I was interested in what he had to say.

“He did such a good job at Wolves and Millwall, so of course that becomes a factor. Everyone around him also has a great reputation.

“Eleven years is a long time, so obviously I had to think about it, but it was the perfect time to move on and the perfect club to join.

“It was an easy decision for me in the end, though, and now I just can’t wait to get going.

“I’ve had a taste of League One, so hopefully I can come in, do well, keep us high up the table and help get the club back to where everyone wants to be.”

Having trained alongside the likes of Hugo Lloris and Brad Friedel at Spurs, McGee is hoping to prove his worth with Pompey.

He said: “I worked with some outstanding keepers at Tottenham and you just try to take little bits from all of them.

“Now I want to expand my game here and improve in every aspect. Hopefully the fans will take kindly to me and I can pay them back.”


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