Danny Hollands promised Pompey are good enough to match high-flying Luton.
The Blues travel to Kenilworth Road tomorrow to battle it out with the Hatters (3pm).
John Still’s side have an outstanding home record – and have won their past eight league games on the bounce on their own patch.
But Hollands, despite yesterday’s poor loss to AFC Wimbledon at Fratton Park, feels his team can punch their weight with the newly-promoted side.
He said: ‘Luton are another side with a good squad of players.
‘They came up last year and people were saying they can go up again.
‘They haven’t disappointed on that front so far.
‘They will be a tough test for us.
‘We’re confident we can go places and get results.
‘We have to worry about ourselves because when we take to the pitch we have 11 players who are as good as anyone in the league.
‘They had a bad run of form but I keep looking at their results and they seem to be winning 2-0 or 3-0 all the time.
‘It’s fantastic for them but we have to worry about ourselves.
‘So we need to go there and get the three points.’
The clash promises to be a memorable occasion with the fixture a sell-out.
Luton also attract the biggest attendances in League Two behind the Blues.
Hollands said: ‘Wherever we go, people are up for playing us.
‘Luton get good attendances and we have sold our allocation.
‘So hopefully we can make it a good day for the people travelling up there.
‘It will be a great game to watch and we need to give the fans the bragging rights.’