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  • Manager:Barry Ferguson
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Pitman explains Seasiders snub

24 Aug 2010 - 12:14:22

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.

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