Pompey project excites striker
Pompey might have only just got into League One, but their latest signing does not want them to stay there for long.
Brett Pitman is eager to help his new club continue their climb through the divisions after penning a three-year deal.
The former Bournemouth, Bristol City and Ipswich striker is confident they can succeed under manager Kenny Jackett.
And he believes that Pompey can look to the recent achievements of the Cherries as a source of inspiration.
Pitman said: “Coming back to the south coast is nice and this is a big club, so it’s something I’m really looking forward to.
"I don’t see this as a drop down – I see it as an opportunity to push on and hopefully get promoted again."
“I had a good chat with the manager at Ipswich and we both decided that it was time for me to move on.
“But I don’t see this as a drop down – I see it as an opportunity to push on and hopefully get promoted again.
“When I went back to Bournemouth I signed a three-year contract and we were in League One, but when I left they were in the Premier League – who’s to say that can’t happen again?
“This is too big a club for League Two and arguably it’s too big for League One, so our collective aim has to be to go up to the next level.
“I spoke to the manager – and he’s been successful in this division before – and he sold the project to me.
“I’ve never set a target and I won’t this season, but I’ll try to score as many goals as I possibly can.”
Pitman is excited about exiting the tunnel and seeing a packed crowd for the League One opener against Rochdale next month.
He said: “Walking out for the first league game in front of those fans will be special and it’s one of the things I’m most looking forward to.
“I’ve played at Fratton Park for the visiting team before and you always come away saying how good they are. Win, lose or draw they get behind the team.”