Andre Green is surely in a confident mood after netting Pompey’s dramatic FA Cup winner at Norwich last week.
But the on-loan Aston Villa winger has not been a regular for the Blues in the league since arriving back in the summer.
A spell out injured halted his progress, while the fine form of Ronan Curtis and Jamal Lowe has also proved a difficult obstacle.
But Green is ready to take his chance when it comes and is looking to prove himself to the Fratton faithful.
“All I can do is give everything when I’m needed, whether that’s starting or from the bench,” he says in the official matchday magazine for today’s clash with Blackpool.
“I feel like I’ve been doing that in the past few weeks and it’s up to the manager who he wants to pick. I need to respect that and continue to work hard.
"I like to think I’ve given the manager a lot of things to think about when I have featured and want to continue doing that."
“Ronan and Jamal have been flying this season and possibly the two best players are in my position – that’s football. But if it gives me more competition then that can only help me to improve as a player.
“I like to think I’ve given the manager a lot of things to think about when I have featured and want to continue doing that.
“My form’s not at the level it can be and there’s still a lot for me to do, so hopefully I can get a run in the team to get properly sharp.”
To read the full interview – where Green discusses his dramatic FA Cup winner and his future at the club – pick up a copy of the magazine before the game.
Also in issue 18, Anton Walkes reveals his firsts and lasts, while Adam May has his general knowledge put to the test.
Fans can read exclusive columns from Mark Catlin, Kenny Jackett and Brett Pitman, while we continue to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Pompey’s first top-flight title success with a detailed look at the 1948/49 campaign.
There is also an in-depth analysis of Blacpool, an interview with former Blues and Tangerines striker Billy Rafferty and much, much more in a packed 84 pages.
And remember not to miss an issue this season, with the spine of magazine revealing a fantastic picture as the campaign progresses.
You can pick up your copy for just £3 from programme sellers around the ground.