Connor Ogilvie welcomed the opportunity to return to the Pompey back-line at the weekend.
The defender had been sidelined for more than a month after injuring his quad in a Hampshire Senior Cup clash with Basingstoke.
Unfortunately, it was not the happiest of comebacks, with the Blues slipping to a 4-1 defeat at Rotherham.
But Ogilvie was pleased to be back in action and is hoping the side can get back on tract when they host Ipswich on Tuesday evening.
He said: “I’m not one who’s picked up too many injuries in my career, so it was a frustrating time for me.
“I just tried to do everything right in order to get back as quickly as I could and it was nice to be back out there again.
"It’s a quick turnaround and we have to be ready to go. It’s a meeting between two massive clubs who don’t really want to be in this league."
“Obviously it was a very disappointing outcome for us, but it’s good that we’ve got another game on Tuesday to try to bounce back.
“It’s a quick turnaround and we have to be ready to go. It’s a meeting between two massive clubs who don’t really want to be in this league.
“Ipswich are a good side with lots of quality in their squad and we’re going to have to produce a decent performance if we want to beat them and turn things around.
“We’ve definitely got the players who are capable of doing that and a win could kick-start things for us.”
With Clark Robertson and Paul Downing both in the treatment room, Ogilvie was part of a three-man defence at New York Stadium.
He said: “I grew up playing at left-back and also in the centre so it’s not really something that’s new for me.
“I’ll play anywhere the manager wants me and will always be ready to do a job for the side if I’m selected.”