Skipper only focused on Yeovil test
Seven games in three weeks is the daunting challenge that awaits Pompey.
It starts with Saturday’s trip to Yeovil, quickly followed by clashes against Barnet, Cambridge, Exeter, Stevenage, Accrington and Newport.
The period could have a big bearing on the Blues’ season as they try to close the gap on the top three in League Two.
But Michael Doyle is not currently looking any further than this weekend’s match at Huish Park.
Pompey’s skipper said: “It’s brilliant to have all these fixtures – that’s what you want as a player.
“But it’s important that we just take it one game at a time and not look too far ahead.
“We’ve probably been a little bit guilty of that at times this season, so our focus has to be on the next match only.
“We’ve got ourselves right back in the mix and the league’s still wide open, so we need a big performance at Yeovil.
“All the hard work we do in pre-season is for times like this when the games are coming along thick and fast.
“So we need to make sure that we’re ready for each of them and try to pick up as many points as we can.”
Doyle hopes that Pompey can build on last week’s victory at Bristol Rovers when they face struggling Yeovil.
He said: “That level of performance was one that we need to try to maintain for the rest of the season.
“Rovers had one of the best away records in the country, so it says a lot about our team that we passed that test.”