Joe Mason arrived too late to be involved as Pompey strolled to a league victory over Plymouth at the weekend.
But the deadline day loan signing from Wolves hopes to feature when Gillingham visit Fratton Park in the Checkatrade Trophy tonight.
The striker has not played in a competitive fixture since a spell Stateside with Colorado Rapids ended in July.
So now he is keen for a return to action and hopes to be a fox in the box during his time with the Blues.
Mason said: “I feel ready to go. I’m fit, but just haven’t played any games for a while, so I need to find some sharpness.
“I’m happy to be involved in any match that comes along, so if that turns out to be tonight then it will be great.
"I’m fit, but just haven’t played any games for a while, so I need to find some sharpness."
“You want to come into a team that’s positive and looking forward, so it’s a good challenge for me to break in there.
“I’m the kind of player that likes to get in the box and pick up the scraps – I don’t tend to score the best goals!
“But a goal’s a goal at the end of the day and I’m more than happy to take anything that comes my way.
“I like to just be as busy as possible and try to keep defenders on their toes. I want to be a nuisance really.”
Mason was watching from the South Stand when a rampant Pompey saw off his former club Plymouth on Saturday.
He said: “It was brilliant. The atmosphere at Fratton Park is something else and I can’t wait to be out there in front of a full house.”