TREVOR CARSON believes Pompey’s counter-attacking qualities can shine as they hit the road.
Richie Barker’s men go to high-flying Fleetwood tomorrow looking to improve on a run of three 0-0 draws on the bounce.
The clash at Highbury marks the start of three away games in four for the Blues.
Pompey’s form on the road, aside from the 5-1 humbling at Scunthorpe, has been showing signs of progress recently.
That has been seen in four draws and a win from the past six away games – and an impressive showing at leaders Chesterfield last time out.
Carson feels Pompey’s ability to break at pace, along with an improving defence, works for them on their travels.
He said: ‘I can only speak for myself, and I love playing at Fratton Park.
‘But it seems when we go away it’s better – with the exception of Scunthorpe.
‘We’ve been to Wycombe and won and done alright at Morecambe and Exeter.
‘Then there’s Chesterfield, where we would have got three points on another day.
‘So, hopefully, we go there with a game plan and get a result.
‘We can hit them on the counter-attack and we seem to be a good counter-attacking team.
‘When we have the ball at home we seem to struggle breaking teams down.
‘Fleetwood will definitely come at us.
‘So with a bit of luck we can keep another clean sheet and nick one at the other end.’
Pompey take on a side in the heart of the League Two promotion hunt tomorrow as they meet Fleetwood.
Graham Alexander’s side sit in fifth place going into the game – three points off the automatic promotion spots.
Fleetwood sit at the head of the table when it comes to clubs’ budgets in the division.
Carson knows they will represent a stiff test, but the 26-year-old believes his team will benefit from playing on a decent surface like they did at Chesterfield.
He said: ‘They have a good side and they are paying decent dough.
‘I have a friend there, Schumacher, who was at Bury.
‘They’re good side but we were unlucky when we went there with Bury, when I was there. They are strong and play good football.
‘It’s a nice pitch as well, so hopefully that helps us.
‘We were frustrated on Tuesday but we are on an unbeaten run
‘I think we go there with a little bit of confidence.’