Omar Bogle is approaching his one-month anniversary of being a Pompey player.
And the loan signing from Cardiff has seen enough to suggest that his new side can rediscover their early-season form.
He has impressed since heading to the south coast – scoring twice and forcing an own-goal against Bristol Rovers on Tuesday evening – but is yet to appear in a victorious Blues team.
The past four fixtures have all ended in draws and with high-flying Barnsley visiting Fratton Park this weekend, Bogle is looking for a return to winning ways.
He said: “Sometimes you have a run when things aren’t quite dropping for you or decisions are going against you.
“But as long as the boys keep believing then I’m confident we’ll be fine because the team was flying earlier in the season.
"We’re going out to win and want to make sure that happens."
“It doesn’t really happen that you do that right the way through and you’ll always have a period where your form drops a bit.
“We’re working hard to make sure that we get back on track, but the performances have been there in a lot of the games.
“It’s a really big match on Saturday between two massive clubs. We’re going out to win and want to make sure that happens.”
Bogle has suffered from cramp in several of his appearances so far, although believes he is approaching full match fitness.
He said: “It’s frustrating, but not surprising because when you haven’t been playing regularly, your condition isn’t right up there.
“I felt fine last Saturday and then just got a bit of a knock. I’m training hard and my general fitness is there – that will come with more games.
“The gaffer wants me to express myself and goals will always give confidence to a striker, so now I’ve got to work hard to get more.”