Bean there, done that says new signing
MARCUS Bean is hoping to get a good reception from the travelling fans when Portsmouth visit Adams Park this weekend, writes Tim Street.
The former QPR and Brentford midfielder spent two months on loan at Pompey between November and this month, but no sooner was it up than Wycombe nipped in with an 18-month contract.
Bean believes his whole-hearted performances on the south coast will mean there are no hard feelings and he does not expect to be targeted by any boo-boys in the away end on Saturday.
He said: “I’m not too sure what their fans will say, but I like to think I left on good terms. I gave my all for Portsmouth with some good performances and I wish them all the best – apart from on Saturday.
“I left because they wanted to extend my loan, but I wanted something more permanent, and that’s what Wycombe offered me. It may have been a no-brainer for me, but it was still a difficult decision as I enjoyed my time there.
“We will have to be wary as their league position doesn’t tell the full story. Jed (Wallace) is scoring all the goals at the moment, but they have good players and a lot of quality. But if we stick to our task and do what we do best, we should be okay.”
Bean, who helped Wycombe stay top of League Two by grinding out a goalless draw at Mansfield on Saturday, already has three promotions on his CV, and reckons his new club have everything in place for him to make it four.
He added: “We have a lot of the ingredients here already, that my other promotion-winning sides have had, and hopefully my experience can help us over the line. It’s all about the willingness of the younger lads to learn, and I always try to be an ear for them to talk to. I’ve only been here a short time, but I’ve seen some good things.”
BEAN COUNTER: Marcus Bean, left, in his Brentford days Clive Tagg