Ryan Schofield is excited to become the latest player to sign up to John Mousinho’s Pompey revolution.
The keeper has agreed a one-year deal with the Blues after departing Huddersfield at the end of last season.
He becomes the 12th arrival of a busy summer, with just over a week still to go before the League One campaign begins.
And after positive discussions with the coaching staff, Schofield is delighted to join a side of Pompey’s stature.
The former England under-20 international said: “It’s nice to be down here and I can’t wait to get started. The magnitude of this club speaks for itself.
“The conversations have been really positive and all the people I’ve spoken to about Pompey have had good things to say.
“Joe (Prodomo) and I had a Zoom call and he explained his training methods, as well as the vision of the club.
"It’s nice to be down here and I can’t wait to get started. The magnitude of this club speaks for itself."
“I’m looking forward to working with him and Will (Norris), as well as the younger keepers to help the whole department.
“It’s an exciting opportunity to sign somewhere with such a proud history and hopefully we can have a real go this season.
“I had a little walk around Portsmouth the night before I signed and it seems a nice area, with lots of things to do.”
Schofield had been at Huddersfield since childhood, progressing through the ranks and appearing for them in the Championship.
He said: “They are the club that I grew up supporting and so will always hold a special place in my heart.
“It was a special moment for me and my family to play for the first team and then there have been the loans that have benefitted my career.
“That has all been good experience for me, but it’s just time for a change now and to freshen things up.”