It has been a successful year for Christian Burgess.
The centre-back was an integral part of the side that memorably secured the fourth tier title back in May.
And he will hope to help Pompey end 2017 with victory over Northampton to potentially leave them in the League One play-off places.
But Burgess is certainly not going to rest on his laurels and believes the Blues should still be looking to progress.
He said: “We’re not quite where we want to be and still have a lot to work on – both as a team and individually.
“Hopefully there’s still a lot more to come from the squad and there are plenty of aspects that the gaffer wants us to improve.
"To still be winning games when you know that you’re not at your best is a really good sign."
“If we want to seriously challenge then we have to do that, but we’ve shown we’re capable of grinding out results.
“To still be winning games when you know that you’re not at your best is a really good sign because there’s still another 5-10 per cent to come.
“We have character, work-rate and togetherness in abundance and that helps us out, so now we’re looking to add that bit of extra quality.”
Pompey were beaten 3-1 when they made the trip to Northampton earlier in the campaign and Burgess is hoping for a better outcome at Fratton Park.
He said: “We also played them in the Checkatrade Trophy, so this will be the third time we’ve faced them this season.
“It’s at home, so hopefully that will favour us a bit more and we’ll be focused on trying to get all three points.
“We always talk about how important the first goal is. If we get that then we’ll have a lot of belief that we can get the result we want.”