Lee Brown is feeling refreshed and raring to go ahead of Pompey’s trip to Scunthorpe this weekend.
The left-back will have had two weeks without a game following the postponement of last Saturday’s clash with Charlton.
It has given the Blues time to prepare for a busy run of fixtures throughout December, with plenty of midweek offerings on the horizon.
And after enjoying the chance to put his feet up, Brown is now looking forward to getting back out on the pitch.
He said: “It’s always nice to have a couple of days off and recharge the batteries – especially at this stage of the season.
“Everyone knows – and the gaffer’s spoken about it – that we have a really busy period coming up and we need to be ready to go again.
"It’s always nice to have a couple of days off and recharge the batteries."
“It’s going to be a tough run, but you'll find that those spells usually come along every season, so you do get used to it.
“Most players prefer to have more games and I certainly do because I don’t really like doing too much training.”
Pompey have yet to experience defeat on the road this term, but Brown is not feeling complacent ahead of their trip to Glanford Park.
He said: “There’s a real spirit and togetherness in the squad – and you only get that by winning games.
“We’ve got that at the minute, but things can change really quickly in football and there’s enough experience here to know that.
“It’s a case of one game at a time and then you see where you are after Christmas, so it’s important to keep that work ethic.
“Scunthorpe have got a dangerous squad and you can’t take anyone for granted – especially in this division.”