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Biography

Date of birth

01/04/1998

Height

191 cm

Signed

01/07/2014

Country

England

A product of the Pompey Academy, Bass made his professional debut in a 3-2 EFL Cup defeat to Coventry City in August 2016.

The keeper spent the remainder of the 2016/17 campaign on loan at Evo Stik Southern League outfit Salisbury, making a total of 46 appearances for the Whites.

The Wiltshire side, managed by Pompey legend Steve Claridge, were only denied promotion that season via a play-off final defeat to Tiverton Town.

Kenny Jackett then handed Bass his league debut for the Blues on the final day of 2017/18, as the keeper kept a clean sheet in a 2-0 win over Peterborough United at Fratton Park.

After sealing a new three-year contract in the summer of 2018, the keeper was again loaned out, this time to National League South side Torquay United.

While his time with the Gulls was disrupted by injury, Bass was given more chances upon his return to Fratton Park, keeping a clean sheet in a 2-0 EFL Trophy win over Southend United.

And there were more eye-catching performances in the same competition the following season, including a man-of-the-match display away at Oxford in which he saved a spot-kick in the penalty shooutout.

His form led to an extended run in the team during the second half of the campaign, with the keeper finishing 2019/20 with 25 appearances in all competitions to his name.

Before the season was interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bass had the highest save success rate in the top four tiers of English football (81.8%), bettering Liverpool’s Alisson (80.4%).

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