Pompey are in the hunt for promotion, still in the FA Cup and one win away from a place at Wembley in the Checkatrade Trophy.
So Omar Bogle did not exactly have to think long and hard about moving down to the south coast.
The striker has signed on loan from Cardiff for the remainder of the 2018/19 season, becoming the third capture of the January transfer window.
And he revealed that the chance to work with Kenny Jackett was another key factor behind making the switch.
Bogle said: “I’m excited to come here. It’s been in the process for a few days, but then it all happened within a few hours.
“There were a few options, but with the size and stature of this club, this is where I really wanted to be.
"That’s what I need right now – somebody who believes in me. I’ll take care of the rest."
“Portsmouth doesn’t really need to be sold to you because you can see the direction that they’re moving in.
“But the manager told me that he has faith in me. That’s what I need right now – somebody who believes in me. I’ll take care of the rest.
“It’s been a frustrating time for me lately, so now it’s about getting my head down and doing what I do best.
“Whenever I’m playing, I will always back myself to score goals – that’s never even been a question for me.
“I know a few players who have been at Pompey before and they tell me how crazy the crowds are, so I’m looking forward to it.”
Bogle appeared against his new club for Grimsby back in December 2016, with Kal Naismith’s goal seeing the Blues maintain their promotion charge.
The 25-year-old said: “It was hard because Pompey were flying at the time and it was our first season back in the Football League.
“We probably would have taken a 0-0, but you guys scored a free-kick right at the end to kill things off.”