Ben Close was rewarded with a new Pompey contract yesterday.
And the Fratton faithful were delighted to see the homegrown midfielder sign an extension on his deal.
The 22-year-old’s new contract comes after a string of fine performances across the campaign.
The Southsea talent has flourished since Ben Thompson returned to Millwall in January.
Close has racked up 39 appearances so far this term, netting six times and has featured from the outset in the Blues’ previous 15 games.
And supporters are in agreement the academy graduate fully deserved his fresh deal.
Here’s what a selection of Pompey fans had to say on the 22-year-old extending his stay on social media:
Proper Pompey lad right there, up the blues
Fully deserved, underrated by some in my eyes
True Pompey lad right to the core and one of our original former academy players who has actually been associated with our club since the age of five. So well done, Ben!. Brilliant news!.
One of our own...!!!
We're the ones who've been rewarded
Love seeing Ben Close finally get the recognition and love he deserves.
Certainly one of our starting 11 now. Been singing his praises for five years.
So it appears that Ben Close is signing a new deal. He’s come on leaps and bounds this season and I’m excited to see what he can do next season. #HesOneOfOurOwn
Well done Pompey. Ben Close a certain starter for years to come #baller