PAUL COOK can sense the anticipation building ahead of the new season as Pompey threw open their doors.
The Blues today welcomed their fans into Fratton Park for an open training session as the countdown to the new campaign gathers pace.
Supporters saw Gareth Evans return to training as he progresses from the knee injury picked up against Plymouth in May.
Cook is pleased with how his team are gearing up for the new season as the tempo begins to build ahead of the League Two curtain raiser with Carlisle.
He said: ‘It’s great and we’re excited.
‘The Bristol City game (tomorrow, 3pm) is there and we want to go away from home and be tested like you wouldn’t believe.
‘Then we can have a great week building up to Carlisle.
‘As we go into this season I’m delighted with the squad and the 12 months’ experience we have.’