Clark Robertson has not given up on Pompey making a late surge for a League One play-off place this season.
But he knows that more attacking verve is needed if they are to accrue enough points across the final five fixtures.
Back-to-back draws over Easter dealt a massive blow to the Blues’ hopes of finishing inside the top six.
And Robertson is looking for a step up in performance levels when they make the trip to Shrewsbury on Saturday.
Pompey’s skipper said: We’ve got to look to beat them on Saturday and then move on to the next one.
“We know that we’ve got a lot to do and so the focus is on winning as many games as possible, then seeing where that takes us.
“It was obviously really disappointing to only take two points from the matches over the Easter weekend.
"We know that we’ve got a lot to do and so the focus is on winning as many games as possible, then seeing where that takes us."
“We were in control at MK Dons until going down to 10 men and then struggled to break down Morecambe.
“That was frustrating, but it’s important to approach Shrewsbury in a confident mood and try to be more ruthless.
“They’ve had an excellent season before struggling a bit in the past few weeks and we know it won’t be easy.
“Sometimes supporters can expect you to turn up and beat a team easily, but it just doesn’t work like that.
“So we’ll need to be on the front foot and show a bit more quality going forward if we want to get all three points.”
Robertson’s family travelled down from Scotland to watch him help blunt Morecambe’s attacks on Monday.
He said: “My kids loved it – it was their first time at Fratton Park – although my oldest boy was disappointed there were no goals!
“But he was still buzzing to watch me play and see the crowd. He loves football and it was great to have them all there.”