Pompey have got a Wembley final to look forward to and now they will to try to reignite their promotion campaign.
A run of five successive League One draws has seen them drop to fourth in the standings with 12 games left to play.
And Anton Walkes knows the Blues have to improve at both ends of the pitch if they are to get back on track.
With struggling Bradford visiting Fratton Park this afternoon, the right-back is confident they can rediscover that winning feeling.
“We’re coming off a frustrating run of form, but still in a very good position that leaves us well poised to finish the campaign strongly,” he says in the official matchday magazine for today’s contest.
“The main focus was to have a better season than the last one and it looks like that’s going to happen, while we still have plenty to play for.
"If we can keep more clean sheets then there’s definitely enough quality in our squad going forward to start winning games again."
“Now it’s about making sure we go out and show what we’re really capable of. It’s about being a bit better in both boxes – keeping out as many goals as we can and scoring a lot at the other end. We need to get the basics right.
“If we can keep more clean sheets then there’s definitely enough quality in our squad going forward to start winning games again.”
To read the full interview – where Walkes also discusses learning from the more experienced players in the squad – make sure to buy a copy of the magazine today.
Also in issue 24, Lloyd Isgrove reveals his firsts and lasts, while Nathan Thompson 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 Bradford, an archive interview with the later former Blues and Bantams midfielder Mick Kennedy 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.