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Bishop Hails Pigott Partnership

Striker opened his account at Sheffield Wednesday

30 July 2022

Colby Bishop celebrates scoring for Pompey at Sheffield Wednesday
Photo: Malcolm Bryce/Pro Sports Images

The partnership of Colby Bishop and Joe Pigott already looks like it will be a fruitful one.

Both made their competitive debuts in a 3-3 draw at Sheffield Wednesday on the opening day of the season.

Pigott provided the cross that allowed Bishop to open his Blues account, although there is debate about when that actually happened.

One header from the latter might have crossed the line before Michael Jacobs stooped to make sure.

There was certainly no doubt about the second one, however, and Bishop was just disappointed that it only helped secure a solitary point.

The summer signing said: “I’d like to say I scored two, but I think Crackers is claiming the first. We’ll have to go to the dubious goals panel!

“It's always nice to score an early goal after joining a new club because it takes that bit of pressure off.

“The ball in from Joe was great and the keeper made a good save, with Crackers following it up. The second one was an even better delivery and I didn’t have to move.

"I’d like to say I scored two, but I think Crackers is claiming the first. We’ll have to go to the dubious goals panel!"

Colby Bishop

“But it would have been nice to claim the three points that I think we deserved for that second half performance.

“It’s a very hard place to come. They produce a good atmosphere and have some top players, so we had to find a way into the game after the break.

“It ended up being more like an NBA game, but you can get that on the opening day because it’s what you’ve been waiting for.

“There were a lot of new partnerships on the pitch, so when we fully click, I’m sure you’ll see some special performances.

“For me personally it was a special experience. I haven’t played a game with that many away fans behind us, so it’s something I’ll never forget.”

Another striker made his debut at Hillsborough, with on-loan Tottenham teenager Dane Scarlett coming off the bench in the second half.

Bishop said: “I haven’t seen too much of him in training yet because he only arrived late, but hopefully he can get some goals for us.

“I can’t believe it wasn’t given as a foul on him late in the game, but he’s a top player and you don’t represent England or Spurs if that’s not the case.”

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