Pompey's Bjorn Helge Riise taking time to settle at Fratton Park

Bjorn Helge Riise
Riise has played 31 times for his country and scored one goal

Portsmouth's on-loan Norway international Bjorn Helge Riise says he is taking time to gel into the squad.

The 28-year-old defender arrived at the end of September from Fulham, and is due to return at the start of November.

Riise has played three games for Pompey: the home loss to Peterborough, an away defeat by Leeds and a friendly against Russian side FC Rostov.

"I am still getting to know the lads, hopefully I can just keep improving," Riise told BBC Radio Solent.

Portsmouth are currently 19th in the Championship with just nine points from 10 games.

But despite their lowly position Riise says he is enjoying life at Fratton Park.

"The more games I get, the more match fitness I am going to get and the better I will be," said Riise.

"It has been really good since I arrived here, from the moment I arrived they took care of me and the gaffer makes me feel at home."

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