New signing David Norris targets Portsmouth promotion

David Norris
Norris scored 11 goals in 43 games for Ipswich last season

Portsmouth midfielder David Norris has predicted a tough season ahead for the club but is hopeful they can push for promotion to the Premier League.

Norris, who joined Pompey from Ipswich last month, told BBC Radio Solent: "It's going to be one of the toughest Championship years this season.

"But we want to be in the play-offs and push for promotion, that's what I've come here to be a part of.

"We need consistency and team spirit and hopefully it will take us far."

The 30-year-old signed for Pompey on a free transfer after rejecting a new two-year deal at Portman Road and he says Blues boss Steve Cotterill helped influence his decision.

"It was mainly down to the manager to be honest, I spoke to him in January as I was coming out of contract," said the ex-Plymouth midfielder.

"We had a chat and I was impressed by him, I liked him and he sold the club to me and it went from there really.

"This season I'll work hard and give it my all and try and get up and down the pitch and hopefully chip in with a few goals."