Pompey will look to climb back inside League One’s top six when they visit Wycombe on Sunday (12.30pm kick-off).
Danny Cowley’s side hold up to three games in hand on all the sides around them and have not been beaten in almost seven weeks.
But each of the past four fixtures have ended all square and the Blues will want to turn draws into wins.
Their next opponents are four points worse off in 14th position and were narrowly beaten at Cheltenham in their last outing.
Early exits from all three cup competitions means Gareth Ainsworth’s squad can now fully focus on league matters.
The EFL’s second longest serving manager of one club – having joined in 2012 – led Wanderers to the Championship for the first time in their history in 2020.
They made an instant return, but almost bounced straight back last term by qualifying for the play-offs.
The Chairboys beat MK Dons over two legs in the play-offs, only to then suffer a 2-0 defeat by Sunderland at Wembley.
Despite their form, Pompey took four points from their 2021/22 meetings with Wycombe, with Marcus Harness netting the only goal at Adams Park.
Danny Cowley is hoping to have some of his injured party available again, with Michael Jacobs (hamstring), Tom Lowery (hamstring) and Louis Thompson (leg) all back in some form of training.
Joe Rafferty (stomach) and Jayden Reid (knee) remain sidelined, but Joe Morrell could feature after returning from Qatar.
Joe Jacobson is suspended for the home side, with there are also doubts over the fitness of Curtis Thompson (knee).
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 6 wins
Wycombe: 4 wins
At Fratton Park
Pompey: 3 wins
Wycombe: 2 wins
Referee: Scott Oldham
Assistants: Stuart Butler and Grant Taylor
Fourth Official: Alan Young
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LEAGUE ONE RESULTS
Bolton 1-1 Bristol Rovers
Charlton 0-1 Cheltenham
Ipswich 1-1 Fleetwood
Morecambe 1-1 Exeter
Peterborough 1-2 Barnsley
Plymouth 0-2 Port Vale
Derby 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday
MK Dons 1-1 Burton
Shrewsbury 2-0 Lincoln
Forest Green 2-1 Cambridge
Accrington 1-1 Oxford
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