It has been a long time since Lee Brown prepared for a campaign at a new club.
The left-back departed Bristol Rovers at the end of last season after seven year at the Memorial Stadium.
Now Fratton Park is his home, with the 27-year-old penning contract at Pompey earlier in the summer.
Brown is eager to get going and hopes to mark his Blues bow with victory over Luton at Fratton Park on Saturday.
He said: “Everything’s new for me here and that’s enjoyable. It can get a bit stale when you’ve been at one club for a long time.
"That excitement ahead of the first match never goes away – if it does then you shouldn’t really be playing the game."
“But it’s all fresh for me this season and it’s been great settling in here – especially when the sun’s out.
“The boys have been fantastic and the training ground’s lovely, but it will be even better if we win on Saturday.
“That excitement ahead of the first match never goes away – if it does then you shouldn’t really be playing the game.
“You always have those nerves, especially in the opener when you haven’t played competitively for a few months.
“But with size of this football club and the players we’ve got here, of course our ambition is to get promoted.
“I hear that all the time, though, and it’s alright saying it, but it’s up to us to produce the goods and it won’t be easy.”
A packed house will watch Brown make his Pompey debut against a side who secured automatic promotion last term.
“It’s a big opening game and it’s a sell-out at Fratton Park,” he said. “I’m sure Luton will be excited because it’s their first time back in League One for a while.
“But we’re even more excited and there are a few new players in who are keen to impress for Pompey.”