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25 January 2022

Match Previews


25 January 2022

New signing Alex Bass is determined to achieve success during his time with the Bantams, ahead of the prospect of his City debut this evening. 

Bass joins the club on loan from Portsmouth until the end of the season, and the goalkeeper is hopeful he can aid his side's charge up the table.

The 23-year-old is no stranger to playing in front of large crowds, and insists he is excited for what his six-month stay will bring.

He said: “First and foremost, I have six months to help get this team promoted. That is the aim.

“There is a good hunger, both in myself and in the squad. There are a lot of good players here and we will try and get the club back where it deserves to be.

“I am used to playing in front of a lot of fans and it is important to get them on your side. We need them to give us that extra five or 10%.

“I have played at Bradford before, and it is a difficult place to come. We want to use that to our advantage.”

Bass was also quick to highlight the role Derek Adams played in the switch, citing the Bantams boss’ phone call as the reason for giving up the No.2 spot at Fratton Park.

The 6ft 3ins stopper expressed his excitement to join the club, with the transition made easier by having a familiarity with a few members of City’s squad.

He added: “Derek phoned me and said he had been watching me for a few years, even when he was back at Plymouth, and said he was a long admirer of mine.

“It is great when a manager has faith in you, and I want to repay his faith with performances on the pitch.

“I know a couple of the boys here, so I am sure they will make it comfortable for me.

“The best way to get to know people is being thrown into a team situation with them. We have a lot of games coming up so it should really help.”

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