Alex Bass is excited by the potential opportunity to get first-team minutes for Portsmouth against Crawley Town in the EFL Trophy, as reported by Pompey’s official website.
This comes with Craig MacGillivray having been called up to the Scotland national team for the first time in his career, meaning the club’s number one is unavailable for the game.
Bass has said: “It would be a good experience for me to get out at Fratton Park again and play a game. I want to show the fans what I can do.”
Tonight’s match is the first of the club’s EFL Trophy defence, with their other group games being against Oxford United and Norwich City U21.
MacGillivray is the undisputed starting goalkeeper at this stage, having started every one of Portsmouth’s games across League One and the Carabao Cup this campaign, keeping three clean sheets in the process, as per Transfermarkt.
The indication is that Bass is the club’s second choice, as it has been the 21-year-old taking the goalkeeper spot on the bench in each of those games.
The stopper has played four games for Portsmouth so far in his career, with the latest of those coming in a 2-0 victory over Southend United in the EFL Trophy round of 16 in January 2019.
This can be a great opportunity for Bass to get first-team football, something he will likely need to be patient to get on a more regular basis, especially with MacGillivray ahead of him.
The 21-year-old has kept two clean sheets in the four games he has played so far and will be hoping to add to that total if he plays against Crawley.
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