Pompey can approach Saturday’s clash with high-flying Peterborough in confident mood.
They have won six successive matches in all competitions and find themselves just two points off the top six.
But Lee Brown has warned against complacency, as the Blues prepare for a tough run of fixtures in December.
The left-back does, however, feel that they have started to gel as a group following a tough start to the season.
“It’s all very well saying we’ve turned a corner, but you can soon find yourself turning another one,” he says in the official matchday magazine for the Fratton contest.
“We need to keep doing what we’ve been doing right and not get too complacent – it’s about taking one game at a time.
"There was always going to be a stage of working out how we play without them and how the new boys step in."
“We lost some key players in the summer in Matt Clarke and Jamal Lowe. They were important members of this squad for a good few years and we found it tough without them at the start.
“There was always going to be a stage of working out how we play without them and how the new boys step in.
“That’s starting to come together now, though, and those partnerships are forming. We’ve seen that with the recent results.”
To read the full interview – where Brown also discusses wearing the armband and waiting for his first goal – pick up your copy of the magazine from programme sellers around the ground.
Also in issue 16, Jack Whatmough reveals his bests and worsts, while Craig MacGillivray selects his dream dinner party guests.
We take an extensive look at Peterborough, while there are exclusive columns from chief executive Mark Catlin, manager Kenny Jackett, skipper Tom Naylor and broadcaster Ian Darke.
All this and much, much more can be found in a packed 84 pages, with the programme priced just £3.