Pompey have just announced the signing of Scottish winger Kal Naismith from Accington Stanley.
The 23-year-old winger is Paul Cook`s second signing as Blues boss, following last week`s arrival of Kyle Bennett. He is already firmly focused on winning promotion at the end of the 2015/16 campaign.
Naismith told the club website: “It`s brilliant to be here. I was at a massive club before in Rangers and this place has a similar feel to it. Just walking around gives me a buzz and I can`t wait to move down here properly and get started. I knew that the gaffer liked me, so I always had the move at the back of my mind when he took charge.
For him to bring me to Pompey is a fantastic opportunity and I`m grateful to have been given a chance by such a big club. We should be looking for promotion, really, and I`m sure the gaffer will be trying to add to the strong players we`ve already got in order to achieve that.”
Naismith also revealed that he was eagerly anticipating running out at Fratton Park for the first time as a Blues player.
He said: “Pompey away was one of the first fixtures I looked out for when I was at Accrington and to play in front of the fans will be an amazing experience. There are a lot of good fan-bases in League Two, but I think our one is by far the best. Hopefully I can excite and entertain them with what I do on the ball and they can also be assured that I`ll work hard for the team.”
Naismith – a former Scotland youth international – started his career at Rangers, but moved south of the border to join Accrington in 2013.
He made his debut in a 2-2 against Pompey at the Crown Ground and netted a total of 14 goals in 79 appearances during his two years with Stanley.