Rohan Ricketts failed to appear at Pompey yesterday despite saying he was joining the Blues on trial.
The former Spurs and Wolves winger announced on Twitter that he was expecting to link up with Steve Cotterill’s men in training.
That prompted rumours the 28-year-old was at the Blues’ Eastleigh base.
Ricketts, who has also had spells playing in America, Moldova and Hungary, was in fact in Frankfurt, Germany.
Meanwhile, Pompey’s 19-year-old left-midfielder Ellis Martin has joined the Hawks on a one-month loan deal.