Ross McCrorie is feeling fit and ready to help Pompey during a hectic stage of the season.
With the Blues still competing on three fronts, there are plenty of games to come in a short space of time.
So it was pleasing to see the versatile Rangers loanee return to the team as a second half substitute during Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Shrewsbury.
It was his first appearance since suffering a hamstring injury just before Christmas and McCrorie is delighted to be back.
He said: “I’ve only been training for a few weeks after a long time out injured, which was really frustrating.
“The gaffer’s been cautious with me – which I understand – because he wanted to make sure the hamstring was fine.
"We’ve got a quality squad and whoever drops out, you’ve got someone of the same level coming into the side."
“So I’ve had a few training sessions under my belt now and I feel really good. There aren’t any doubts in my head. I always stay positive.
“We’ve got a quality squad and whoever drops out, you’ve got someone of the same level coming into the side.
“That’s what you need at a big club like this one and we’re focusing on making sure our performance levels stay high.
“We’ll just concentrate on whoever comes along next and take each game as it comes – nobody’s getting carried away.”
McCrorie provided a fine cross for Ellis Harrison to open the scoring against the Shrews, while John Marquis later wrapped up the win.
The Scotland under-21 international said: “I was able to take it past the man, whip the ball in and it was a great leap from Ellis to put it in the net.
“The boys had to dig deep to get the job done, but the main thing is that we’ve come away with the three points.”