The likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United lie tantalisingly in wait for the winners of Emirates FA Cup second round ties.
But before dreaming of a mouth-watering clash with Premier League opponents, there is a job to do this weekend.
Harrogate Town – who sit seventh in League Two – are the visitors to Fratton Park on Saturday (3pm kick-off).
It has been some rise for Simon Weaver’s side, who were competing in the sixth tier as recently as 2018.
But two promotions in the space of three seasons saw them reach the EFL for the very first time – and they certainly do not look out of place there.
They drew 1-1 at Swindon in their last outing, are still in the Papa John’s Trophy and reached this stage of the FA Cup by beating Wrexham last month.
There has only been one previous meeting between Pompey and Harrogate – and that took place in round one of the same competition two years ago.
The Yorkshire contest was delayed by almost an hour because of a power cut and when it did get started, the Blues fell behind before goals from Brandon Haunstrup and Ronan Curtis eventually secured progress.
Sean Raggett is available again after serving a one-match ban, while Lee Brown and John Marquis have returned to full training after a spell on the sidelines.
Skipper Clark Robertson (hip) is joined by Paul Downing (calf), Jayden Reid (knee) and Ryan Tunnicliffe (hamstring) in the treatment room.
The visitors will be without the defensive trio of Ryan Fallowfield (groin), Rory McArdle (groin) and Will Smith (hernia), as well as striker Aaron Martin (knee).
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 1 win
Harrogate: 0 wins
At Fratton Park
Pompey: 0 wins
Harrogate: 0 wins
Pompey fans can secure a seat for the second round contest online here.
On the day of the game – when prices increase – they can also be purchased from the Anson Road ticket office or the booth behind the Fratton End.
Fratton Park is now a cashless stadium, with contactless payments will be required in all food kiosks and hospitality areas, as well as for the purchase of tickets.
Portsmouth Football Club respectfully ask all supporters to adhere to the Code of Conduct to ensure an enjoyable and safe matchday experience for all.
The Victory Bar will be open for home fans from 12pm on Saturday.
Referee: Simon Mather
Assistants: Justin Amey and Andy Bennett
Fourth Official: Steven Hughes
The match is not being screened live in the UK or overseas and cannot be watched on iFollow.
There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Sunday.
ALSO IN EMIRATES FA CUP
Games kick-off at 3pm unless stated
Gateshead v Charlton (7.45pm)
Rotherham v Stockport (7.45pm)
Buxton v Morecambe (12.45pm)
AFC Wimbledon v Cheltenham
Bristol Rovers v Sutton
Burton v Port Vale
Cambridge v Exeter
Carlisle v Shrewsbury
Doncaster v Mansfield
Ipswich v Barrow
Leyton Orient v Tranmere
Lincoln v Hartlepool
Walsall v Swindon
Yeovil v Stevenage (5.30pm)
Rochdale v Plymouth (12.15pm)
Colchester v Wigan (12.30pm)
Kidderminster v Halifax (4pm)
Salford v Chesterfield (5.15pm)
Boreham Wood v St Albans (7.45pm)