Danny Webber admitted he wished the season would run and run.
There are some Pompey players who could be forgiven for having one eye on the summer after a 2010-11 campaign of toil at Fratton Park.
But with just two more games this season to come, Webber wishes there could be more after putting his nightmare injury woes behind him.
The striker got another cameo appearance under his belt in the 1-1 draw at Burnley yesterday.
The 29-year-old is finally over his injury problems as he fights for a new deal after a year out with a ruptured cruciate ligament.
He is determined to deliver – and knows his team-mates have professional pride and the club’s loyal followers to play for.
Webber said: ‘I want to see the season carry on – I’ve missed most of it.
‘I think there are maybe one or two tired bodies in the dressing room.
‘They’ve been out there giving it their all throughout the season.
‘We’ve all got to go out there and deliver still because there’s pride at stake, though.
‘There are the fans doing the mileage all the time who we are playing for.’
Webber reserved praise for the performance of David Nugent, who grabbed his 13th goal of the season at Turf Moor and put an industrious shift in for his team.
Nugent could have won it late on as he went clear, but failed to take his chance.
Webber believes some heavy legs could have contributed to that.
He said: ‘We could have nicked it at the end.
‘It was a great finish from Nuge for his goal. He deserved it for all the hard work he put in.
‘I think tiredness may have played a part when he went through at the end, though, because he’d covered that much ground.
‘Sometimes when a chance comes at the end you are not at your sharpest. But he more than contributed to the team’s performance and to us getting a result.’
– JORDAN CROSS