Josh Martin just wants the buzz back of ‘pulling on a shirt’ again after the released Norwich City attacker signed for League One leaders Portsmouth.

The 22-year-old free agent has not kicked a ball this season after he was among the likes of Teemu Pukki and Kieran Dowell to depart Carrow Road last summer.

Martin impressed during a recent training stint with Pompey, and has linked up with current City loanee Abu Kamara on the south-coast in a short term deal for John Mousinho’s side.

Martin failed to make the grade at Norwich, after earning a Premier League debut under Daniel Farke during five top flight appearances in the ill-fated 2019/20 relegation.

The youngster dropped out of contention following nine early-season Championship games in the following title-winning campaign, and later had loans at MK Dons, Doncaster and Barnsley before his release.

“It feels brilliant,” he said. “To get the deal over the line it feels like home. Portsmouth is a club that suits me. I’m just looking forward to putting the shirt on and getting out on the pitch.

“I have been training for a little while and already feel integrated with the lads. I know Abu from Norwich, and it was so easy to get comfortable and help push the other lads in training. When the opportunity came along I wanted to take it with both hands.

“I want to add goals and assists. John (Mousinho) is very honest, very straightforward. You can see what he wants. A hard working team that expresses itself. I feel I can add something anywhere along the front three.

"This is a tough league. People underestimate it. I have learnt a lot along the way about the teams, about myself, about the league and I have been fortunate to have those experiences.”

Pompey are unbeaten in 16 league games, and resume their promotion quest from League One at home to Blackpool this weekend.

“The lads have been brilliant in the league to be unbeaten,” said Martin, speaking to Portsmouth’s Youtube channel. “The way they are playing at the moment it is a joy to watch and I want to be part of it.

"My hope is to come in and help them push towards promotion. You know what the fans are like here at Fratton Park in terms of generating an unbelievable atmosphere. I can’t wait to experience that.”