Harry Redknapp has praised his Portsmouth players' attitude after yet another victory on the road.
Pompey picked up their seventh away victory of the season with a 2-0 win at Reading and they are now right back in the race for a European place.
A rare Sol Campbell goal gave Portsmouth the lead inside 10 minutes and John Utaka made the points safe midway through the second period.
Redknapp admitted to being amazed at the club's current form away from Fratton Park, but also felt that their performances at home have not been as bad as everybody seems to think.
"Our home form hasn't been that bad," he told Sky Sports.
"In the main we have had some tough games. Everton, who are a good side, Liverpool, Manchester United, West Ham United, all dangerous opposition.
"But it is all down to our hard work away from home at the moment, to have seven wins at this stage is incredible."
Redknapp was also pleased to have come through the busy festive period relatively unscathed and is happy with the way his side is progressing.
"We have had four games over the period," he said
"Liverpool away, what can you expect to get there? Arsenal at home, where we took a point and the one disappointment was Middlesbrough.
"We would have been delighted with five points but we will settle for four. We have got 34 points now and it is a great position to be in."
The Pompey boss also had praise for Nigerian winger John Utaka whose impressive goal helped secure the points.
"John Utaka has terrific pace, once he runs he's like a sprinter," Redknapp gushed.
"He's strong, has got quick feet, and took his goal ever so well."