Midfielder enjoying run in the side
He has started the past eight games in Pompey’s midfield, but Danny Hollands is not feeling complacent.
The Blues have lost just once in that time and sit fifth in the League Two table ahead of Saturday’s clash with Hartlepool.
Hollands has enjoyed his more prominent role, having been restricted to cameo appearances at the start of the campaign.
And now the 30-year-old wants to help Pompey continue that run of good form and maintain their promotion charge.
He said: “It’s been nice to have a run of games and I’ve enjoyed playing alongside Michael Doyle in the midfield.
“We’ve formed a good partnership, although you certainly should never take your place in the team for granted.
“We’ve got good players like Adam Barton and Nigel Atangana, so I just have to get my head down and train well.
“There are obviously things we want to improve on as a team, but we’re six points off the top of the table and through in the FA Cup, so we’re feeling positive.
“Come the end of the season, we want to still be up there and fighting for promotion.”
Hartlepool have lost their last two league games and are down in 20th place, but Hollands is not taking them lightly.
He said: “We watched them on Sky when Kal Naismith played his first game on loan there and they’re a good side.
“Everyone raises their game when they came to Fratton Park and I’m sure it will be another tough test.
“But if we continue to do what we’ve been doing over the past few weeks then hopefully we’ll get the result we all want.”