In the past two days, youngster Matt Casey signed his first professional contract, while Ryan Williams and Sean Raggett joined the club ahead of the new season.
The flurry of activity kicked off on Wednesday lunchtime when academy graduate Matt Casey signed his first professional contract.
🎥 We spoke to defender Matt Casey about his first professional deal, his #Pompey debut in the @EFL_Trophy and his height ⬇️— Portsmouth FC Academy (@PompeyAcademy) June 26, 2019
Watch the full interview 👉 https://t.co/qkHmtWxann pic.twitter.com/SNJrZY32oC
Pompey fans and former loan clubs were quick to congratulate the young defender, who will be looking to build on his three appearances in last season's EFL Trophy.
Definitely has potential. Nice to see a young lad coming through the ranks— Hayden Miller (@Hayden_PFC) 26 June 2019
Congrats a great young talent who I think will be great in the future— Pompey Harry (@hazzaYT) 26 June 2019
Well done, Matt 👏— Basingstoke Town FC (@Basingstoke_FC) 26 June 2019
Wednesday night then saw the first of two new signings this week, as Ryan Williams put pen to paper on a two-year deal, seven years after last appearing for the club.
Williams made just six substitue appearances in his last spell with the Blues back in the 2011/12 season, but has since gained promotion out of League One, featured more than 50 times in the Championship and also earned an international call-up.
Very pleased with this.— Matthew Loten (@intheinaka) 26 June 2019
We've got a proven League One performer, with good Championship experience on top that, in an area where we need more depth, on a free. And he's a good age to boot.
Excellent signing. https://t.co/XQ0YMqcxdo
Congratulations, Ryan! https://t.co/Ee7HeOs3Ht— Caltex Socceroos (@Socceroos) 27 June 2019
With the squad returning to pre-season on Thursday, there was a new face among the ranks, as defender Sean Raggett joined the Blues on a season-long loan from Premier League side Norwich.
🎥 You may remember @SeanRaggett from when he scored an FA Cup winner against @BurnleyOfficial for @LincolnCity_FC 👀— Portsmouth FC (@Pompey) 27 June 2019
Here’s hoping for more memorable moments in a #Pompey shirt 🤞pic.twitter.com/iAvYbrpWaH
26-year-old Raggett – who famously scored the winner for Lincoln against Burnley in the FA Cup – does not have a recall clause and will be looking to build on his loan spell at Rotherham last season.
Tbf again I'm happy with that https://t.co/TTsakYMYKe— Ollie Woods (@OllieWoods1) June 27, 2019