Portsmouth transfer news: Danny Cowley reveals significant interest in Alex Bass as he eyes another temporary move for former Southend loanee

The keeper has rarely played for Pompey over the past two seasons due to serious injuries and increased competition.

And thanks to the performances of Gavin Bazunu, the Manchester City goalscorer on loan this season, the 23-year-old has firmly remained the Blues’ number two.

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“There have been a few clubs that have shown interest, but it’s about finding the right one for Alex,” he said.

“For the team, it makes perfect sense to keep Alex because it’s a big competition between him and Gavin.

“But we also have to think about Alex’s development and his future.

Alex Bass could be allowed to go back on loan this month Photo: Graham Hunt

“Any player who is football-starved for too long, it’s not good for him.

“We would really like, in an ideal world, to find the right club for him.

“There has to be the right person for him to make this experience a positive one.”

He made a series of impressive saves that day at Adams Park and denied Joe Jacobson the penalty spot before Marcus Harness netted the winner.

Cowley added: “With Alex, we’re just trying to work hard to try and find the right opportunity for him.”

“My preference wouldn’t be for Alex to leave, but he didn’t play football last season due to a double break and he found himself number two under Gavin Bazunu.

“Every time he has been called upon, he has been excellent.

“But for his development, he has to play in the second half of the season.

“Our goal is to get him the right loan and that’s what we’re working hard to do.”

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