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Bass Eager For Pre-Season Minutes

Keeper enjoying some time on the pitch

17 July 2019

Alex Bass in action for Pompey at Bognor
Photo: Tommy McMillan

Alex Bass enjoyed his latest chance to impress in a Pompey shirt.

The young keeper played the full 90 minutes of Tuesday evening’s 2-1 pre-season friendly victory at Bognor.

Goals from Eoin Teggart and Brett Pitman gave the visitors a commanding interval lead, before Dan Smith reduced the deficit against his former club.

Bass did not have too much to do, but looked assured when he was called upon in his second appearance of the summer.

The academy graduate said: “I felt good and it was nice to get back out there. To get 45 minutes and then 90 minutes in pre-season is useful for me.

“I had an injury when I was out on loan at Torquay last season and didn’t get the game time that I wanted.

"To get out there again in a match and get that movement you can’t work on in training is always good."

Alex Bass

“The UCD match was a warm-up. We knew Bognor would be a bigger challenge and they’re a better side, so for me to be tested is good.

“There were one or two saves I had to make, a couple of crosses that I claimed and then also the kicking.

“But just to get out there again in a match and get that movement you can’t work on in training is always good.”

Pompey dominated before the break at Nyewood Lane, but their youthful side had to contend with plenty of Rocks pressure in the second half.

Bass said: “Bognor are a decent team. They get the ball down and play some really good football at times.

“They stretched the game as we started to get tired, created some chances and it was a nice finish for their goal.

“Robbie Blake likes to play football and the pitch was immaculate, so the ball zipped about and it was a really good match.”


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