Pompey Academy: Getting to know... Jez Bedford

Jez Bedford in action against Manchester City in the FA Youth Cup. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (151959-05)
Jez Bedford in action against Manchester City in the FA Youth Cup. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (151959-05)
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Every week in the Sports Mail we are quizzing one of Pompey’s young hopefuls and now it’s the turn of Jez Bedford...

Nickname: Jezza

Conor Chaplin is Jez Bedford's favourite Pompey player

Conor Chaplin is Jez Bedford's favourite Pompey player

Position: Attacking 
midfield

Time at Pompey: Five years

Previous clubs: AFC Bournemouth, Southampton

Who is your football hero?

Cristiano Ronaldo

What has been your best moment in football to date?

Playing against Manchester City in the FA Youth Cup at Fratton Park

What is your best attribute as a player?

Quick feet and attacking defenders

What is your best piece of advice?

Work your hardest in whatever you do

Who is your favourite Pompey player?

Conor Chaplin

Are you good at any other sports?

Table tennis. Give me a game!

Are there any other sportsmen or women in your family?

My mum and dad both run a lot

What are your hobbies outside of football?

Shopping and sleeping

Do you have any phobias or superstitions?

I can’t touch anything copper, like one and two pence pieces

Which three celebrities would you invite to dinner?

Ariana Grande, inset,
Bruno Mars and Michelle Keegan

What are you glued to on the box?

Friends and Walking Dead

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Playing for a big club abroad. Before then, 
though, I will need to become a first-year- pro and then earn another two-year deal.

What’s playing on your iPod?

Bryson Tiller, Justin Bieber, 67