Defender wants to knock Northampton from the summit
Ben Davies is casting an envious eye on League Two leaders Northampton.
Pompey travel to Sixfields Stadium this weekend looking to halve the six-point gap between themselves and the Cobblers.
To do that they will need to beat a side who are enjoying a seven-match winning run and have not been beaten since mid-October.
But Davies believes that the Blues have shown enough in their past few games to suggest that they can reach the summit before the end of the season.
The right-back said: “It’s a good test for us – Northampton are a decent side with top players for this level.
“But we want to be top of the league and believe that we’re the best side in this division.
“We’ve been playing well for a few weeks now and have scored plenty of goals. It’s all coming together.
“We knew that it was always going to happen for us. Caolan Lavery and Marc McNulty have been scoring goals and the guys behind them are chipping in as well.
“Now we’ve just got to keep going and continue to do the things we’ve been doing all season.”
Davies has been a stand-out performer for Pompey this season and started every league match.
He said: “It’s nice to be playing regularly and hopefully that’s something that will continue for the remainder of the season.
“From a defensive perspective, the manager’s mostly been able to stick with a settled back four.
“Obviously Christian Burgess got injured last week, but Matt Clarke was excellent earlier in the campaign and I’m sure he’ll do a good job.”