Connor Ronan has experienced a varied start to his Pompey career.
The 20-year-old midfielder arrived at Fratton Park in a loan deal from Wolves at the beginning of the January transfer window.
He has since made 10 appearances – starting five of those games – during a difficult run of form for the Blues.
And with a trip to Oldham their next test, Ronan hopes his own development can also coincide with an upturn in results.
He said: “It’s been okay from a personal perspective because I’m involved a lot more now than I was at Wolves.
“I’ve been in and out of the team, but started the last game and so now it’s about matching the playing time with the results.
"We haven’t been good enough as a team recently."
“We’re not really getting that rub of the green at the moment, but we can certainly take positives from the first half performance against Gillingham last week.
“Hopefully we can now produce that over the whole 90 minutes because we haven’t been good enough as a team recently.
“But we just need to pick up three points – however we can do that – and then we can start to look at improving our performances.”
Ronan believes Pompey need to me mentally stronger if they want to start climbing the League One table.
He said: “We’re giving teams goals that our opponents aren’t giving to us, so we need to keep hold of a clean sheet for as long as possible.
“Our heads have perhaps been dropping once that first one goes in, so it’s something we can definitely work on.
“There’s also enough in our team to be scoring more often, so we want to show that and start winning games again.”