Throwing away a three-goal lead is not an experience that Lee Brown is in a hurry to relive.
But the defender believes that Pompey have to put their Southend disappointment behind them and focus on a hectic run of games ahead.
Bristol Rovers visit Fratton Park this evening as part of a busy schedule of five matches in the space of just 15 days.
And with the Blues still in the promotion mix, Brown knows that they have to keep a positive frame of mind.
The left-back said: “It was tougher than usual at the weekend, but by the time Monday morning comes around you clear your head a little bit.
“I’ve never been in a position like that before and I didn’t like it – I certainly don’t want to experience it again.
"If we can string a couple of wins together, then we can build momentum like we did earlier in the season."
“But the players all know that we’re in a fantastic position, so we have to look forward and not focus on results in the past few weeks.
“We’re third in the league and have an opportunity of getting automatic promotion, so that’s what we need to concentrate on.
“It’s so easy to dwell on disappointing results, but we can’t afford to get too low – or too high after a positive outcome – because the next game comes around quickly.
“We’ve got to play the teams around us in the table and if we can string a couple of wins together, then we can build momentum like we did earlier in the season.”
Brown spent seven seasons with Bristol Rovers – and made more than 300 appearances – before heading to Pompey last summer
He said: “It’s always nice to see old faces. I was there for a long time and have some fantastic memories of working with great people.
“But now it’s all about Pompey and trying to come away with a positive result – that’s what I’m focusing on.
“Bristol Rovers have picked up a bit since Christmas and we won’t underestimate them because it’s going to be tough.”