Bartley Wants Starting Place
Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Bartley is quoted as saying: "I enjoyed being back because it had been a long time since I had last played. I had been hoping to be fit for the start of pre-season but I'm playing catch-up now. I'll have to see how I react but I'm probably going to need a few more games. The first game of the season maybe a bit too soon for me but we'll have to wait and see. Training is different to matches and it's going to be tough. But I will be training hard between now and Saturday because I want to get back as soon as I can. At the moment, I just don't think my fitness would last 90 minutes at a frantic pace but I'll be trying my best".