Winger looking for Orient joy
The positivity was flowing around Fratton Park following a 5-1 demolition of Barnet a fortnight ago.
But the mood has since been dampened by successive league defeats against Blackpool and Doncaster.
Kal Naismith admits that it is tough to deal with that level of disappointment and then get over it.
But, ahead of a trip to Leyton Orient this weekend, he knows that Pompey have to get back on track.
The winger said: “It’s always hard to lose games – especially when it’s back-to-back. The players and staff feel it just like the fans do.
“You go from such a high like the Barnet game to a massive low, but that happens in football.
“The important thing is that you’re able to put it right, so we’ll move on and try to get a good result at Leyton Orient on Saturday.
“Games can change in a few seconds because of an individual mistake or a moment of brilliance, so it’s important to always stay positive and keep your focus.
“We’ve got a lot of experienced players who have been through all kinds of situations, but we’re all still learning how to deal with those situations better.”
Naismith was placed on the transfer list over the summer, but has since proved his worth and been a regular starter in recent weeks.
He said: “It’s brilliant for me. There are highs and lows in football – on and off the pitch – and it’s about trying to find a balance.
“That’s what I kept believing until I was happy with what I was doing and now I’m just looking forward.”