Guy Whittingham has promised there’s a lot more to come from Simon Ferry.
The Pompey boss backed the midfielder’s influence to increase as his team’s season wears on.
Ferry arrived as one of the big signings of the summer for the Blues after leaving Swindon.
The 25-year-old has been tipped to make a big impact at League Two level after playing consistently in a successful Robins side last term.
Ferry has started every league game for the Blues so far.
However, he was withdrawn against Morecambe at Fratton Park last weekend after picking up a toe injury.
That ruled him out of some training this week to continue a stop-start summer for the Scottish schemer.
Ferry rejoined his team-mates on Thursday, however, and was available for today’s clash against Mansfield at Field Mill.
Whittingham is confident we will see more and more of his quality as the campaign continues.
He said: ‘Simon’s had a bit of a toe injury but came back to training on Thursday and was fine.
‘He’s raring to go now and getting fitter all the time.
‘Simon had a pretty disrupted summer and pre-season.
‘He was down at Yeovil and then he didn’t do anything for two weeks and was going to the gym.
‘It’s not like he had a lot of football, so I can see him getting better and better.
‘We felt we were very lucky to get him here.’
Ferry has been quick to add his character and personality to Pompey’s dressing room, as well as his influence on the pitch.
Whittingham said: ‘I’m sure those who follow him on Twitter will see what kind of lad he is!’