George Byers is hoping to play a pivotal role in Pompey’s quest to secure a League One play-off berth.
The on-loan Swansea midfielder has mostly been limited to cameo appearances from the bench since arriving at Fratton Park in January.
But Danny Cowley offered him a third league start against Bristol Rovers at the weekend and the 24-year-old produced an impressive performance.
And with the Blues visiting Accrington on Tuesday evening, Byers is hoping he can continue to make an impact.
He said: “I feel like the manager knows exactly what I can do and that I can create opportunities for the team.
“I’m a confident player and believe in my ability. If I’m chosen to be in the side, then I can make a contribution.
"I feel like the manager knows exactly what I can do and that I can create opportunities for the team."
“Of course it’s been frustrating, but I’ve had a good attitude and will work hard every single day in training.
“When you are called upon, you have to be ready – now we’ll see what happens over the next couple of weeks.
“The manager wants us to play attacking, possession-based football, which suits my game. If I can help the boys, I’m happy.”
A fine pass from Byers provided the assist for Ronan Curtis to net the winner against Rovers and keep alive Pompey’s play-off hopes.
He said: “I was happy to start on Saturday and felt like I contributed in the top half of the pitch, which is my job.
“It was a nice touch, but Ronan did all the hard work. He had to drive forward with the ball and put it away, so I was really pleased for him.