Pitman explains Seasiders snub

24 August 2010 12:14
Former Bournemouth striker Brett Pitman has explained his reasons for snubbing a move to Blackpool, having opted to sign for Bristol City instead. The 22-year-old seemed set to join the Seasiders, before heading to Ashton Gate in a deal worth in the region of £800,000. Pitman told the Blackpool Gazette: "I chose Bristol City for a number of reasons. I know those reasons and obviously the manager knows them. "This is a club going forward and going places, I feel, and I wanted to be part of that. "Obviously a League One player turning down a Premier League club might cause a bit of reaction, but I've picked the club over the league. "Bristol City have plans for a new stadium and they are signing some good players. That is what I want to be part of. "It is nice to stay in the south west, that is one reason I came to the club, but Bristol City are massive. I wanted to play for them." Pitman scored 62 goals in 198 appearances for the Cherries before leaving to join the Robins.

Source: ESA