Lewis Stockford has joined Salisbury City on loan.
Pompey had been seeking to send the midfielder out on loan for first-team experience.
Now he has agreed to join the Conference South side for a month.
The 18-year-old regularly featured in Pompey’s pre-season after stepping up from the Academy.
Stockford appeared as a substitute in all four summer matches and was part of the squad which went on tour to America.
Last week he started the friendly against Real Betis – one of a number of youngsters given an opportunity.
The teenager, who is from Fratton, has also skippered the Academy this season, featuring in their eye-catching 1-0 victory over Manchester United.
Yet Stockford was always earmarked for a loan spell as soon as possible.
Along with fellow local youngster Lewis Tallack, he is a first-year professional.
And while Ryan Williams has made the step up into the Championship squad, Steve Cotterill feels Stockford and Tallack are not yet ready.
As a result, Stockford will continue his development at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium.
Salisbury are currently fourth in Conference South following an excellent start to the campaign.
They defeated the Hawks 4-1 last week to maintain their rise.
The Whites also have former Pompey Academy player Tommy Smith and ex-Bournemouth defender Callum Hart on their books.