It has been just shy of two months since Pompey Women last competed on home soil.
And Rachel Panting cannot wait to get going again ahead of Sunday’s visit from struggling National League side QPR.
The former Reading winger is determined to help the Blues turn their fortunes around and climb up the table.
Speaking in the programme for this weekend’s clash, she said: “It’s been an inconsistent first half of the season, which has been the case for a number of sides in our league.
"There is no reason why we cannot aim high and win as many of those games as possible."
“Most weeks there are some unexpected results and although we are currently ninth, there is a lot of football left to play.
“So there is no reason why we cannot aim high and win as many of those games as possible.”
Like Sarah Eadon and Katie James, Panting has also led the line for Pompey on several occasions this term.
She said: “I have enjoyed playing as a striker, as I have more freedom and involvement in the game.
“In any position you always want to do your best to help the team succeed, which is what I try to do each week.”
Also in issue seven, Jade Bradley recalls her time playing for QPR and we look back at last season’s 6-1 Fratton victory over the Londoners, while there are the usual round-ups from chairman Eric Coleborn and Blues boss Jay Sadler.
The 36-page packed magazine is available for just £1 ahead of Sunday’s match at the PMC Stadium, which kicks-off at 2pm.
Junior supporters can watch Pompey’s derby clash with rivals Southampton in the Hampshire Cup for free. Click here for more details.