A busy summer of transfer activity continues at the New Lawn Stadium as Forest Green Rovers today announced the signing of former Portsmouth goalkeeper Luke McGee on a two-year deal.

Head coach Mark Cooper fought off interest from several Championship clubs to win the race for McGee’s signature, and the 24-year-old believes the club have the required symmetry to match his ambition.

Speaking to fgr.co.uk, he said: “I’m delighted to get the deal done and can’t wait to get started and put my roots down. I’ve had positive chats with head coach Mark Cooper and FGR are an ambitious club, who meet my objectives.”

Cooper had been tracking McGee since lockdown and was delighted to get the deal over the line.

He said: “Luke was always our number one target in discussions with goalkeeper coach Dan Connor and my staff. He had a good grounding at Tottenham and played at Peterborough and played lots of games for Portsmouth.

“He’s 6ft 4ins, makes good saves and more importantly keeps the ball out of the net. He had interest from the Championship to go in as a number two, but wanted to come to us and play.”

McGee arrived at Portsmouth from Spurs for an undisclosed fee in July 2017, with the keeper making 50 appearances during his first season. He also featured four times on loan at Bradford City last season.