Josh Griffiths might only be 20-years-old, but he already has plenty of experience under his belt.
The England under-21 goalkeeper has completed a season-long loan switch to Pompey from West Brom.
That comes off the back of successful previous stints with Cheltenham and Lincoln in the past two seasons.
And Griffiths is delighted to now be continuing his footballing journey under Danny Cowley at Fratton Park
He said: “The size of the club is thing that sticks out for me and I’ve heard amazing things from lads I know who have been here before.
“I also know what it means to the fanbase here and it’s a natural progression, so it was an easy choice to make.
“I heard great things about the manager from the people at Lincoln and form speaking to him, his passion for the game stands out.
"You learn about the men’s game, where it’s all about the three points, and how harsh it can be at times, but also how rewarding it can be."
“As soon as I knew about the interest I wanted to get it done, so I can’t wait to get going. I’m grateful to West Brom for allowing me to come out and relishing the opportunity.
“I’ve spent the past two seasons out on loan and it’s been amazing – I want to keep ticking those games off.
“You learn about the men’s game, where it’s all about the three points, and how harsh it can be at times, but also how rewarding it can be.
“The first home game is about Lincoln and it’s going to be amazing. I can’t wait to see all the fans and get going.”
If there were any doubts about a south coast switch, Griffiths found plenty of people to provide a glowing recommendation.
He said: “Jed Wallace has just signed for West Brom and couldn’t speak highly enough about this club.
“John Marquis also said amazing things and so have Matt Clarke and Deon Burton. That helped to solidify my position.”