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Colby Bishop reveals clear Portsmouth aim after sealing permanent move

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Colby Bishop has revealed that he will be aiming to help Portsmouth climb the divisions during his time at Fratton Park.

The forward sealed a switch to Pompey yesterday for an undisclosed fee from Accrington Stanley.

As confirmed by Portsmouth’s official website, Bishop has signed an initial three-year deal with the club.

Pompey have the option to extend his stay for another 12 months due to a clause included in his contract.

After being heavily linked with a move to Portsmouth earlier this month, the forward was seemingly set to seal a move to Championship side Blackpool.

However, after this proposed deal collapsed, Pompey managed to secure Bishop’s services.

The forward could potentially make his competitive debut for Portsmouth when they face Sheffield Wednesday in League One on July 30th.

Having finished 10th in the third-tier standings last season, Pompey will be determined to challenge for promotion during the 2022/23 campaign.

Reflecting on his move to Portsmouth, Bishop has admitted that he is hoping to help Portsmouth achieve success in the Football League.

Speaking to the club’s website, Bishop said: “I’ve played here before and the atmosphere, along with the size of Pompey, is amazing.

“It’s mesmerizing when you’re in the away team, so I can only imagine what it will be like wearing the Pompey colours.

“I can’t wait.

“I’m over the moon.

“The atmosphere of the ground – even when people aren’t here – is great and it was the same walking around town this morning.

“It’s so crazy being here and I’m excited.

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“I spoke with the gaffer a lot, but this club speaks for itself really.

“I’ve got nothing but kind words to say about Accrington, who have been excellent to me.

“I’m hoping that the relationship I had with the fans there can be built here.

“The club holds the same ambition as I have – to push up the leagues – so it’s a great fit and hopefully we can do that.”

The Verdict

This could turn out to be a great bit of business by Portsmouth as they needed to draft in a forward who will be able to provide competition for Joe Pigott who recently joined the club on a temporary deal from Ipswich Town.

Bishop has demonstrated during his career that he is more than capable of delivering the goods in League One.

As well as scoring 31 goals at this level, the forward has also managed to produce 10 assists and thus will be confident in his ability to make a positive start to life at Fratton Park.

Providing that Portsmouth are able to maintain their consistency over the course of the upcoming campaign, there is no reason why they cannot challenge for a top-six finish under the guidance of head coach Danny Cowley.


Freelance writer for Football League World. Previously worked for 90min & GiveMeSport.

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