It can sometimes take a while to settle into the dressing room when a player signs for a new club.
But Josh Martin does not require any introductions after putting pen to paper on a short-term Pompey deal.
The winger – who left Norwich at the end of last season – has been training with the team for a number of weeks now.
And after impressing John Mousinho enough to earn a contract, he is excited about helping the Blues continue their bright start to the campaign.
Martin said: “It feels brilliant. I’ve been here training for a little while and have really integrated with all the lads.
“I felt part of the team straight away and so it’s great to get the deal over the line. It’s already like home.
"It feels brilliant. I’ve been here training for a little while and have really integrated with all the lads."
“This is a great club and so when the opportunity came to initially train, I wanted to take it with both hands.
“It’s so easy to feel comfortable here and I have been able to help the lads in training to keep pushing them.
“I knew a couple of them already, like Abu from Norwich, but it now feels as though I’ve known all of them for a while.
“The lads have been brilliant in the league to remain unbeaten and are a joy to watch, so I can’t wait to be a part of that.
“My hope is to help the team push on even further and towards promotion. I’m looking forward to putting on a shirt and contributing with goals and assists.
“The manager wants us to play good football and express ourselves – it’s easier when he knows what he wants and says it straight.”