Danny Webber has spoken of his determination to stay at Pompey and fire the club up the Championship next season.
Webber revealed his desire to remain at Fratton Park and show Blues fans the striking quality they have been missing.
The 29-year-old is now finding his feet after a year on the sidelines with a serious knee problem.
Webber has made one start and five cameo appearances from the bench as he puts his injury behind him.
The hitman insists he is perfectly happy at Pompey following his arrival on the south coast in 2009.
But he feels he has yet to show his true worth after making just nine starts in that time.
Webber’s current deal comes to a close in the summer, but he is gunning to stay put and deliver a steady stream of goals for his side as Pompey rebuild next season.
He said: ‘You are always playing for a contract or your future.
‘I’m taking every day as it comes and taking all the necessary steps to make sure I’m in optimum condition.
‘There’s no doubt. I’ve never doubted my ability or the fact I would come back strong again.
‘It’s a case of easing yourself in and knowing you can’t run before you walk.
‘After every game I am coming away with more of an achievement from a recovery point of view.
‘I’m enjoying being back and I like playing here.
‘I’ve been here and barely played any games over two years.
‘I like playing at Portsmouth and would like to stay and score a lot of goals here.
‘So hopefully in the summer we can get something sorted out.’
Webber thanked Pompey boss Steve Cotterill for showing his support, as he travelled the long road of recovery from the ruptured anterior cruciate knee ligament picked up against Spurs last year.
Webber admitted Cotterill, who himself has suffered severe knee injuries, has helped him with his words and advice.
The forward also praised Hermann Hreidarsson, who he underwent his rehabilitation alongside, and the club’s medical staff for their backing.
Webber says Hreidarsson’s positive comeback from his ruptured Achilles has shown the road forward for him.
Webber said: ‘The gaffer has been good and really positive throughout.
‘When I’ve been frustrated he’s been there and given me advice.
‘All the staff and everyone at the club have been good.
‘The manager’s been there and been strong, as he’s been to all the lads, really.
‘Hermann gave me inspiration on the days I’ve been a bit flat and maybe, likewise, I did the same for him.
‘The physios were the same and helped me along.
‘The fact Hermann is out on the pitch and flying again is definitely an inspiration for me.’