Pompey are back on the road this evening, as they face Walsall in their final scheduled midweek away fixture of the season.
And the Blues will be searching for a performance like the one they produced in the 5-1 rout of Bradford, rather than in Saturday’s narrow loss at Charlton.
Their opponents are in decent form and have collected seven points from their past three fixtures, including a 2-0 home victory over Fleetwood at the weekend.
But those recent results followed a run of just one win in 13 matches in all competitions, which saw the Saddlers dragged right into the battle for survival.
Dean Keates’ men have since moved up to 16th position, but are still just three points above the drop zone.
Walsall are now in their 12th successive season at this level, having won the League Two title back in 2007.
They narrowly missed out on automatic promotion three years ago before being thrashed by Barnsley in the play-offs.
But it was a different story last term, as they only managed to secure their third tier status in the penultimate fixture.
Gareth Evans scored the only goal when Pompey visited the Bescot Stadium last March, while Oli Hawkins and Ronan Curtis were on target in a 2-0 victory at Fratton Park earlier this season.
Omar Bogle is back in contention after recovering from a hamstring problem, but the Blues are still without Andy Cannon (quad), Bryn Morris (knee) and Jack Whatmough (knee).
Walsall have a doubt over winger Matt Jarvis (ankle), but expect Joe Edwards to recover from a knock that saw him substituted at the weekend.
The hosts are definitely missing top scorer Andy Cook, who completes a three-match ban following his red card against Bradford last month.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 12 wins
Walsall: 7 wins
Pompey: 4 wins
Walsall: 4 wins
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