Cameron McGeehan knows exactly what can happen if you find form in the second half of the season.
He was part of a Barnsley side that lost just twice in League One following the turn of the year last term.
And one of those defeats came on the final day once automatic promotion to the Championship had already been assured.
Now the midfielder hopes Pompey can do something similar, having completed a loan switch to Fratton Park for the remainder of the campaign.
He said: “I wouldn’t be coming here if I didn’t think we could get promoted and it’s still really tight at the top of the table.
“I’m sure everyone would like us to be a bit higher up, but we’re in a good position to go on a run in the second half of the season.
“I was part of a Barnsley side that did exactly that to win promotion last year and hope that will be replicated here.
"I wouldn’t be coming here if I didn’t think we could get promoted and it’s still really tight at the top of the table."
“Pompey have been a bit of a sleeping giant for a number of years now and need to get up to at least the Championship – I’m here to help them do that.
“I spoke to Kenny quite a few times and he was keen to get me in, while I want to be playing and this is a massive club.
“The manager knows my style and what I’m about, so hopefully that can suit this club and the way they play.
“I like to get in the box and score goals, but I’ve got more about me than that and like to do a bit of everything.
“I’ll certainly give all I’ve got in every game and look to cover every blade of grass – that’s what I’m all about.”
McGeehan – who will wear the number 24 shirt – broke his leg at Fratton Park while playing for Luton in 2017, leading to a brief falling out with the Blues faithful.
He said: “It was a bit of a funny time, but that’s all part of football and I actually got a few letters from Pompey fans apologising about it.
“Now I’m looking forward to playing in front of these supporters and I’ve got an affiliation with the place because my mum grew up in Portsmouth and my grandma still lives in Portchester.”