Reeco Hackett-Fairchild is determined to make the most of his opportunity back in the EFL.
The 21-year-old forward has become Pompey’s second signing of the January transfer window, completing a switch from Bromley.
He joined the National League outfit last summer after leaving Charlton, where he had spent the previous three years.
Now Hackett-Fairchild is determined to repay the faith shown in him by Kenny Jackett and help fire the Blues up the table.
He said: “I've known of the interest for a couple of weeks and was immediately buzzing because this is such a big club and nobody’s going to let the opportunity pass.
“My agent had mentioned that they’d been watching me, but you don’t assume anything’s going to happen.
"There’s still room for improvement and working here under Kenny can only help me."
“It’s always been my ambition to play as high as I possibly can and so it’s something I’ve grabbed with both hands.
“The manager’s told me to work hard and be myself. I want to show him – as well as the fans and players – what I can do.
“I can play in a few different positions – out wide, behind the striker or up front. I’ve got pace and can create and score goals, so I’m looking to bring that here.
“I’ve definitely developed into a better player with more games this season, but there’s still room for improvement and working here under Kenny can only help me.”
Hackett-Fairchild was an unused substitute when Charlton won at Fratton Park midway through last season.
He said: “I remember walking around beforehand and being wowed by it because the atmosphere was unreal.
“So now I can’t wait to be out there on the pitch and playing in front of all those fans. I’ll be absolutely buzzing.”