Striker believes Pompey are progressing on the pitch
Patrick Agyemang believes Pompey are moving in the right direction.
The Blues were beaten 4-1 at home by Oxford in their opening League Two fixture last week.
A first round Capital One Cup exit at Bournemouth followed on Tuesday, but Pompey impressed in a single-goal defeat against Championship opposition.
And Agyemang hopes that everything will click into place when they travel to Accrington for Saturday’s televised encounter.
The striker said: “We want to win this game and get those first three points on the board – for ourselves and for the fans.
“We made some sloppy mistakes in our first match and we need to make sure we cut them out this time.
“There are plenty of positives to take from our last game, when we worked well as a team.
“We defended well and we attacked well. We caused Bournemouth some problems and were unlucky not to score ourselves.
“We know each other’s strengths and weaknesses now and it’s all starting to come together.
“There’s also some competition for places here and that’s a good thing to have. We know we have to perform well if we want to stay in the side.”
Accrington also lost their opening league game, but upset Middlesbrough in the cup during the week and Agyemang is expecting a tough test for Pompey.
He said: “A few of the boys have played there before and mentioned the pitch and the changing rooms, but we have to forget about all that and concentrate on getting a result.
“A lot of people think that teams in League Two just want to head and kick it, but there are sides that like to play football.
“Our travelling fans will help us, though. I can here them chanting my name and the names of the other players and they never have anything bad to say.”