CITY are being linked with a loan move for Portsmouth goalkeeper Luke McGee - but look set to miss out to Simon Grayson's Blackpool.

Richard O’Donnell was struggling with what appeared to be a hamstring injury towards the end of the Crawley game with Gary Bowyer admitting afterwards that it “didn’t look good.”

With O’Donnell’s ever-present run in the league under threat, the Bantams boss is looking at alternatives ahead of a busy run of games.

Back-up keeper Sam Hornby has just extended his loan at non-league Fylde, where he has been playing regularly under new boss Jim Bentley.

There is thought to be a recall clause in that deal to bring him back but Bowyer may decide to look in the market for a more experienced replacement.

McGee would fit that bill and is desperate to get playing again after being phased out at Fratton Park.

He is understood to have been very frustrated when a potential loan move to City’s promotion rivals Cheltenham fell through last week after they failed to agree on the amount of his wage they should pay.

But it appears that a move to Blackpool now looks on the cards for McGee.

The 24-year-old played 50 games in his first term at Pompey following a move from Tottenham in 2017.

But he lost his starting spot to Craig McGillivray last season when his only appearances were restricted to the EFL Trophy and League Cup. He has not made a senior outing since December 2018.

McGee, whose contract is up in the summer, has fallen even further down the pecking order after the emergence of youngster Alex Bass as current number one.

He did not feature for Portsmouth's reserves at Plymouth on Tuesday, sparking suggestions that he could be on the move.

Saturday’s Valley Parade visit from Scunthorpe kicks off another hectic spell for City, who also face Colchester, Mansfield and Cheltenham in the following 10 days.