A successful November means that Pompey are the form side in League One.
In fact, the Blues have not lost any of their past seven third tier contests, collecting 17 points out of a possible 21.
But a below-par display on the south coast saw them exit the FA Cup at the hands of Harrogate Town at the weekend.
And Reeco Hackett hopes they can put things right when Sheffield Wednesday’s midweek visit signals a return to league action.
He said: “We had a few bad results earlier in the season, but managed to turn that around and go on a really encouraging run.
“It was obviously a disappointing result in the cup on Saturday – and we’re all well aware that wasn’t good enough.
"We want to put things right from the weekend as soon as possible and look to get another three points on the board."
“But if you look at our form across the past six weeks or so, then overall I think everyone would agree it’s been a real positive.
“It’s a massive game on Tuesday night. They all are when you play at Fratton Park, but the fact they’re just a point above us makes it extra special.
“We want to put things right from the weekend as soon as possible and look to get another three points on the board.”
Regular attendees to Pompey games this season will have seen Hackett stand over a few free-kicks, one of which led to him scoring in the recent win at Lincoln.
He said: “Set-pieces are a massive part of the game and the goals you get from them over the course of a season will add up.
“I’m usually the first one to the ball when we get a free-kick and will always put my hand up to take one.
“We don’t really have an order – you just see who fancies it on the day and we work on them and corners all the time in training.”