Connor Ogilvie has quickly settled into life on the south coast.
The defender is one of 10 summer signings for Pompey after completing a transfer at the start of the week.
He got his first taste of action by playing 45 minutes in Tuesday’s behind closed doors friendly win at Bournemouth.
And Ogilvie believes the Blues squad are fighting fit ahead of this weekend’s League One opener at Fleetwood.
He said: “We’re all looking forward to hopefully having a good season and being able to push on for promotion.
“It’s been a really positive few days for me learning the new style of play and getting to know all the boys.
"We’re all looking forward to hopefully having a good season and being able to push on for promotion."
“I’d been training with Gillingham to make sure I was keeping myself fit and had a few games, so I don’t feel too far behind.
“I spoke with the gaffer before I came and know he’s looking for intense, attacking football. I want to add to that, while stopping a few goals along the way.
“Training has been really sharp and we’ve worked on a few bits and pieces, so all the boys are ready for Saturday.”
Pompey have one of their longest trips of the season, as they make the trek up to the Fylde coast to face Fleetwood.
Ogilvie said: “It’s not ideal to be away on the opening day and I can’t wait to be playing in front of the home crowd at Fratton Park.
“But we all want a good start to the season and hopefully we can get a win – then look to build from there.”