Pompey have signed Ross McCrorie on a season-long loan deal from Rangers.
The 21-year-old midfielder is a graduate of the Scottish side’s academy and the switch is subject to international clearance.
Assistant manager Joe Gallen said: “We’re pleased to bring Ross to the club. He’s a ‘number four’ player in the Tom Naylor mould.
“He’s a strong tackler, a leader and has a really good attitude, with an impressive range of passing.
“Ross adds plenty of attributes to our squad and is a highly-rated player, so we’re grateful that Rangers have left him come south.
“We look forward to working with him and seeing him develop. We think he can fit into our side as we aim to have a strong season.”
"He’s a strong tackler, a leader and has a really good attitude, with an impressive range of passing."
McCrorie had loan spells with Ayr and Dumbarton before making his senior Rangers debut in a 3-1 League Cup victory at Partick in September 2017.
The Scotland youth international has made a total of 54 appearances for the Glasgow giants and appeared in several Europa League matches last term.
McCrorie’s twin brother Robby is a Rangers goalkeeper, but it was Ross who went between the sticks against Hibs at Ibrox back in May.
The hosts saw regular stopper Allan McGregor sent off in the closing stages after all substitutions had been made, but Pompey’s latest signing helped secure a clean sheet.