Gareth Evans has spoken of his delight at turning his Pompey trial into a permanent stay.
The winger today signed a one-year deal with an option having impressed since arriving at the club on the eve of their pre-season opener against the Hawks.
He has gone on to make four appearances and score twice in the Blues’ friendlies, prompting many of the Fratton faithful to call for him to be snapped up by Paul Cook.
Now the 27-year-old becomes the 11th signing of the summer and is raring to go.
He said: ‘The club have been in talks with myself and my representative for the last four or five days so I am glad to get it over the line now and can concentrate on knuckling down and playing well.
‘I’ve played against the manager and Leam Richardson a fair few times over the years, they knew what I was about, but obviously wanted me to come in and see what sort of shape I was in.
‘They told me if I did well they would look after me and get me signed – and it has worked out well.
‘So far it has just been a case of getting used to the way the manager likes to play, I had played in the diamond formation for the last two years at Fleetwood.
‘And I am confident my performances are going to keep getting better and better.’