Ronan Curtis is targeting a run of goof form for him and the Pompey team.
The Republic of Ireland international winger has netted twice in his past four appearances to double his tally for the season.
Meanwhile, the Blues have suffered just one defeat in 10 to start moving up the table and progress in two cup competitions.
The international break meant no game last weekend, so Curtis is eagerly anticipating Saturday’s trip to Rochdale.
He said: “It’s been a bit annoying for the fans and the lads, although we’ve been training a lot and keeping fit during this gap.
“Rochdale’s a sticky place to go and they’ve got a good team, but we want to go there and upset them if we can.
"If we can win our games in hand and go on a little run, then we can find ourselves high up the league."
“The lads are buzzing and we can’t wait to play now. We want to get those three points to keep sending us up the table.
“There were a few results we perhaps shouldn’t have got last season, while now we’ve been battering some teams and not scoring goals.
“But we’ve been showing what we can do in training and the boys are all working hard to continue our recent form.
“If we can win our games in hand and go on a little run, then we can find ourselves high up the league.
“I’ve scored a couple of goals recently and that’s helped the confidence – I’m also hoping to go on a run now.”
Curtis netted a stunning strike to secure an FA Cup victory at Harrogate Town in Pompey’s last outing.
He said: “It sat up nicely for me and was a lovely goal. There have been a few for me that are right up there, but that definitely makes the top five.”