Salisbury sign Bass

Nick Holmes, manager of Nationwide South club Salisbury City, has completed the signing of former Bristol Rovers defender Jonathan Bass.

Bass was released at the end of the season by Bristol boss Paul Trollope and Salisbury manager Nick Holmes was quick to snap him up on a free transfer.

The full back started his career as a trainee with Birmingham City where he made over eighty first-team appearances in all cups and competitions.

After short loan spells with Gillingham and Carlisle, Bass signed for Hartlepool on a free transfer in July 2001, bringing his seven years at Birmingham to an end.

He spent over three years with the Pools making just 26 appearances before joining Rovers in March 2005 when then manager Ian Atkins signed him from Hartlepool on a free transfer.

"It's quite a coup for us, in the same way that getting Tommy Widdrington from Port Vale was," boss Holmes told

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