Jordy Hiwula has enjoyed his two most recent visits to Fratton Park.
The striker netted for Coventry in both games, but is now hoping to get in the Pompey faithful’s good books.
He has joined the Blues on a short-term deal until the new year and could feature at Sunderland on Saturday.
And it certainly did not take long for Hiwula to make up his mind about travelling down to the south coast.
He said: “I received a phone call on Tuesday saying Pompey were interested and told my agent to get it done as soon as possible.
“Whenever I’ve come to play here before, it’s always been a tough match and I’ve had to raise my game.
"I spoke to Conor Chaplin when he came to Coventry and he told me how big this club was, so when I got the opportunity, I couldn’t say no."
“But I’ve managed to score in my last two visits and it’s an unbelievable stadium, while the fan-base is unreal.
“I spoke to Conor Chaplin when he came to Coventry and he told me how big this club was, so when I got the opportunity, I couldn’t say no.”
Hiwula will be looking to regain full match fitness as soon as possible, having not played a competitive fixture since midway through last term.
He said: “I’m a hard-working striker and will always give 100 per cent. I want to do well here and hopefully score a few goals.
“I didn’t play as much as I wanted to last season, but coming here is a fresh start and I’m looking to play football again.
“At times I’ve been training by myself, but you’ve just got to stay ready and wait for the phone to ring. I’m really happy to be here now.
“I was working hard ever since lockdown to make sure that I kept fit and so now I’m raring to go with Pompey.”