It has been a while since Pompey were last able to take to the pitch and battle for League One points.
The international break and Papa John’s Trophy final put paid to scheduled tests against Bolton and Rotherham.
But the first of those fixtures has been rescheduled for Tuesday evening, with the Blues making the long trip north.
And Gavin Bauznu believes the side are in good shape for a hectic final month of the season after their extended rest
The on-loan goalkeeper said: “We’ve had a few days of training now and there was real intensity to the work we’ve been doing.
“It’s been a while since the last game and we’ve had to build back up again, so we’re looking forward to facing Bolton.
"We just want to collect as many points as we can – starting at Bolton and Cheltenham – and then see where that takes us."
“We had a detailed look at them over the weekend and know that they’ll be difficult opponents to face.
“There’s an eight-game finish to the season now and we’re splitting that into blocks of five and three matches.
“We’re going to focus on these next few fixtures now and after these two on the road, we’ve got a lot at home.
“We just want to collect as many points as we can – starting at Bolton and Cheltenham – and then see where that takes us.”
Republic of Ireland international Bazunu missed the chance to appear for his country against Belgium and Lithuania after testing positive for Covid.
He said: “It was very frustrating for me not to be able to play because it’s always an honour to represent my country.
“But I’m just relieved to be back feeling fully fit again and now I’m available to play and help Pompey.”