The emergency loan window opens for business today - and no doubt Pompey manager Paul Cook will use his contacts to bolster his squad between now and November 25.
But it’s a system which has had its successes and failures down through the years.
So we want to know who rate as your best and worst signings?
Below are a list of players who we believe rank among the best and worst to come through the emergency loan door at Fraton Park.
Details are provided on each – and once you have made up your mind register your vote via the link below.
Chris Maguire - March 9, 2012
A return of three goals in 11 matches was satisfactory enough, yet Maguire will be always be remembered for his stunning strike against Southampton in a 2-2 St Mary’s draw.
The Scottish striker, on loan from Derby, also netted in wins against Birmingham and Hull, although Pompey were still relegated from the Championship.
Greg Halford - October 19, 2010
Arrived at Fratton Park following a big bust-up with Mick McCarthy and made 33 loan appearances, scoring five times.
Largely playing as a central defender, his performances persuaded Steve Cotterill to make his stay permanent in the summer of 2011 with money from CSI’s takeover.
Patrick Agyemang - February 7, 2013
Out of favour at Stevenage, the veteran striker enjoyed a new lease of life after caretaker boss Guy Whittingham brought him to Fratton Park.
Despite relegation, he established himself as a fans’ favourite and was given a permanent deal, going on to make 69 appearances and score eight goals.
Alex Cisak - November 22, 2012
Recruited from Oldham and in his first and only Pompey game was crowned man of the match with a stunning performance against Coventry City.
That secured the Blues’ first point in seven matches, but days later he was recalled by the Latics after their regular number one been given a three match ban.
Trevor Carson - October 3, 2013
Solved Pompey’s goalkeeper woes when he arrived from Bury after the failure of John Sullivan and Phil Smith.
His stay was turned into a loan deal for the remainder of the season and he went on to make 39 appearances.
Cole Kpekawa - March 19, 2015
A left-sided central defender who asked to play at left wing-back - and his two appearances were awful.
In the end the QPR player couldn’t even get in Pompey’s reserves and he was sent back early.
Luca Scapuzzi - March 22, 2012
Arrived on loan from Manchester City and was named as a substitute in his first seven matches, coming off the bench twice.
The Italian winger then angered Michael Appleton by walking out on Pompey to return to the Etihad Stadium after becoming frustrated with his lack of games.
Bjorn Helge Riise - September 26, 2011
Recruited by Steve Cotterill from Fulham, the Norwegian midfielder played against Peterborough and Leeds but was never featured again.
For what would be the final five matches of his stay, he either failed to make the squad or was an unused substitute.
David Cotterill - February 17, 2011
The Welsh winger initially started off brightly but soon faded into mediocrity as Pompey’s Championship season petered out.
He made 15 appearances, scoring in a 2-0 win at Ipswich, but inconsistency rendered him largely a passenger.
Frankie Sutherland - January 15, 2013
The Irish midfielder’s time at Pompey lasted just 27 minutes having arrived from QPR.
After appearing as a substitute in a 3-1 home defeat to Hartlepool, he was unused from the bench in the following two matches and returned to Loftus Road early.