A delayed start to the campaign means it has been a gruelling time for clubs in League One – and the action is not about to let up.
Pompey made light work of dealing with non-league side King’s Lynn on Saturday to reach the third round of the FA Cup.
But the action immediately switched to the quest for points, with a long midweek trek up to Blackpool.
And Tom Naylor believes that the Blues will need their whole squad firing on all cylinders to deal with the deluge of fixtures.
Pompey’s skipper said: “It’s a massive schedule and Blackpool away on Tuesday obviously means a lot more travelling for us.
“There are so many games coming up and then you’ve got the busy Christmas period, but we do have a squad strong enough to cope.
"It feels like we can beat anyone at the moment and the important thing is to take things one game at a time."
“We’ve got a lot of quality and when I came off on Saturday, it was okay because you had Bryn coming on.
“You need that competition and fresh legs are important, although nobody likes to be rested or sat on the bench.
“We’ve also got the likes of Peterborough, Ipswich and Hull coming up, but the confidence is sky high at the moment.
“It feels like we can beat anyone right now and the important thing is to take things one game at a time.
“There are some massive teams in this league and it’s a difficult one to get out of. It seems to get harder and harder each year.
“But we’re one of them and we’ve got to make sure we’re up for every single challenge if we want to get promoted.
“I know the boys want it as much as I do and we’re all determined to keep pushing forward and getting the results we need.”