Midfielder positive ahead of Accrington test
His own fine form has resulted in the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month award for February.
And Jed Wallace is hoping that can help inspire Pompey to move further up the table.
The midfielder has netted an impressive 14 times this season, including twice in a recent seven-match unbeaten run.
That came to an end at Northampton on Tuesday night, but Wallace is still confident the Blues can end the campaign on a high.
He said: “We’ve shown a lot of character recently – from the manager down – and turned our season around.
“It’s also been going well for me personally and I’ve enjoyed playing a more central role in the last few weeks.
“Scoring goals is a big part of my game, so hopefully I can keep them coming until the end of the season.
“To be honest, I’m happy to be playing anywhere on the pitch and don’t take my place in the side for granted.
“But being in the same role helps with your consistency and that’s something I think I’ve found.
“There’s a long way still to go, with plenty of games to play and the chance for me and the team to score even more.
“We just need to try to finish as high as we can on May 2 and then see where that takes us.
“We’re looking up the table now rather than down it and I know it’s a terrible cliché, but we’re just taking it one game at a time.”
Pompey travel to the Crown Ground this weekend to face an Accrington side who sit two places – and one point – behind them in the table.
Wallace said: “I think some people have a perception that they’re not the best side because they don’t get a lot of fans.
“But – apart from when they lost 5-1 to Northampton – I think you’ll struggle to find many times when they’ve lost at home by more than one goal.
“Whether you’re playing in front of 50 people or 50,000 it’s still 11 v 11 and they’re a decent side.
“It will be a tough game, but we’ve got to make sure we take some of our recent good performances into the game.
“We’re looking to bounce back from our defeat on Tuesday because we haven’t done that on enough occasions this season.”
Wallace is 10/1 with Sky Bet to open the scoring at Accrington. Bet at www.skybet.com/pompey to increase our chances of claiming £250,000 from the Sky Bet Transfer Fund.