Defender arrives from Stevenage
Pompey have signed defender Ben Chorley on an 18-month deal.
The 31-year-old was a free agent after leaving League One Stevenage.
Chorley will not be able to feature at Morecambe on Saturday as he sits out the final game of a three-match ban.
But he is excited by the opportunity to link up with Blues boss Richie Barker and perform for the Fratton faithful.
“It’s great to join Pompey,” said Chorley. “This is a fantastic football club and I think the only way is up here.
“I’ve played against the gaffer’s former sides and I’ve always liked the way they went about things, trying to pass the ball out from the back.
“So I’ve been interested in playing for one of his teams and when he moved to Pompey that interest grew.
“I’ve played at Fratton Park before with Wimbledon and Leyton Orient and, as I’m sure many people have said before, it’s a magical place when the crowd get going.
“I can promise the fans that I’ll do whatever I can to help turn the club’s fortunes around so we can start moving up the table.
“I’ve been around the game for some time and will bring a fair bit of experience to the squad. I’ve played at Championship and League One level, so feel there is plenty for me to offer.
“I’ll run through a brick wall for the side I’m playing for and will always stand up and be counted.”
Chorley returned to action for Stevenage in December having been sidelined for several months after undergoing a double hernia operation.
He said: “I’ve been training since September and then played in a few games before getting sent off, so I’m fit and raring to go.
“I’ve got a good week of training ahead of me to meet all the boys and get to know everyone and then hopefully I can make my debut at Wycombe.”
Chorley started his career at Arsenal and played for Wimbledon, MK Dons, Tranmere and Leyton Orient before signing for Stevenage last January.