Danny Rose is thankful for the faith shown in him by Pompey.
The midfielder has put pen to paper on a one-year contract extension, despite currently being sidelined with a broken leg.
It means that he has not featured since a 3-1 Fratton triumph over Northampton in the final fixture of 2017.
Now Rose has one less thing to worry about and can switch his full focus to making a return to fitness.
He said: “I’m happy that it’s all done and dusted, so now I can forget about that and look to get back as quickly as possible.
“Everyone knows that, at this level, this is the best club to be at, so I’m delighted to be staying for at least another year.
“I’m out injured, but the club have shown faith that I’ll make a full recovery and I’m confident of that as well.
"Everyone knows that, at this level, this is the best club to be at."
“I’ve seen other team-mates go through similar issues and they’ve struggled to get a new contract, so I’m grateful.”
Rose has been out of action for more than two months now, but is making good progress in his rehabilitation.
He said: “It’s going really well and we’re starting to load a lot of weight through it now after getting off the crutches a few weeks ago.
“There’s another x-ray due soon, which will hopefully show good bone healing and progression of the muscle around it. All the signs have been really positive.”