It has been a long time coming, but Colby Bishop is enjoying experiencing that winning feeling again.
Pompey have now enjoyed successive 2-0 victories, following up Saturday’s home victory over Exeter with a triumph at Fleetwood.
Bishop was teed-up by Joe Morrell to open the scoring, but the Wales international was then sent off before Joe Pigott wrapped up the points.
And the striker felt that the Blues thoroughly deserved to take all three points home from the Fylde coast.
He said: “I’ve come here many times in my career and it’s never easy, but I thought we managed the game well.
“We used the experience we have to get what was a great result, causing Fleetwood a lot of problems.
"I’d missed that feeling after a victory – it’s what you thrive on. It’s been nice to have got back to winning ways over the past few days."
“We knew that they would probably up their game after the break and sometimes you have to ride the wave.
“But even when we went down to 10 men, I don’t think we really struggled. It was just a couple of long shots that we had to deal with.
“I’d missed that feeling after a victory – it’s what you thrive on. It’s been nice to have got back to winning ways over the past few days.
“Now we just have to keep doing what we’ve been doing and not try to overcomplicate things. The gaffer is implementing his ideas and it seems to be paying off.”
Bishop has now found the back of the net 15 times since making the move to the south coast from Accrington last summer.
He said: “At the start of the season, if you’d offered me that figure before February, I definitely would have taken it.
“I think 20 is always a good target for a striker and I feel like I can get there, then add a few bonus ones.”