Jamal Lowe is confident that he can rediscover the scoring touch.
The 23-year-old netted four times last season after arriving from Hampton & Richmond in January.
That tally included memorable strikes against Notts County and Cheltenham to help seal promotion and the title respectively.
But so far this term he has only managed a brace in a low-key Checkatrade Trophy draw with Fulham under-21s.
Now Lowe is looking to open his League One account when Fleetwood visit Fratton Park this weekend.
The winger said: “There have been a few chances that I should have taken, but the manager’s said I’m getting in the right places and the goals will come.
“It’s one of those things that you can’t really shy away from. I’m sure I’ll miss some more, but I’ll also score some.
"I’m getting in the right places and the goals will come."
“I came back into the side after my suspension and have tried to bring something to the team.
“Some of the results haven’t gone our way, but we’ve still seen some decent performances from everyone.
“Fleetwood have a good start, but we’re always confident at Fratton Park and will back ourselves to do well.”
Lowe has enjoyed getting reacquainted with Oliver Hawkins in recent weeks following the striker’s deadline day signing.
He explained: “We played together at Hemel Hempstead a couple of years ago, so I know what he’ll bring to the team.
“It’s a different style that he adds. Him and Conor Chaplin are both great players, but on the opposite sides of the spectrum. It’s good to have those options.
“And it also shows that clubs are still prepared to look into non-league for options and sign guys who are hungry for a chance.”
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