Former Portsmouth midfielder David Norris has admitted that the Pompey supporters can make a considerable difference in driving their side forwards ahead of their season opener against Fleetwood Town on Saturday 7th August.
Pompey finished eighth in the League One table last term, and the Fratton Park faithful will be eager to see their side make a serious push for promotion back into the Championship this season.
They’ll be under the watchful eye of Danny Cowley, who took charge of the club back in March 2021, after they parted company with Kenny Jackett.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Football League World, former Portsmouth man David Norris issued high-praise for the Fratton Park faithful, and labelled it as an ‘intimidating place’ to come for other teams.
“The fans are tight to the pitch there. They’re loud and it’s the one place where I played, where if we were to concede a goal, the fans would start clapping, and start trying to get right behind us, like, you know, trying to lift us up, not moaning or booing or like when I’ve been at other clubs.
“So if you can get them onside and start well, it will be an intimidating place for for other teams to come. But also make the players feel 10 foot tall, you know, knowing that they’ve got that support and that sort of vocal help behind them.
“It’s a great place to play when you can do them.”
Portsmouth have already been active in the summer transfer window, and the club’s supporters will be hoping that their new additions can make an instant impact in Danny Cowley’s side moving forwards.