Marcus Harness has been backed to thrive at Pompey.
Former Premier League striker Darren Bent believes the capture of the winger was a great piece of business by the Blues this summer.
Harness moved to Fratton Park from Burton a fee of around £1m in July.
Arriving to replace Jamal Lowe, the 23-year-old’s made a fine start to his Pompey career.
Before yesterday’s trip to Blackpool, Harness had netted two goals in six appearances.
Bent played alongside the Coventry-born ace for a period at Burton.
The ex-Tottenham and Aston Villa marksman held Harness in high regard when they shared a dressing room at the Pirelli Stadium.
And Bent feels his former team-mate has continued to make hurtling progress.
Speaking to Quest TV, he said: ‘I was with him at Burton and spent some time with him.
‘I watched him really grow as a player, the natural ability was there.
‘It was just about nurturing it. He was brilliant for Burton last season and it is a great signing for Pompey.’