Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has warned that his club's flying start to the season will be hard to maintain, especially in January during the African Cup of Nations.
A 4-1 victory at Newcastle United lifted Pompey up to fourth place in the Premier League, but Redknapp is wary of expectations becoming too great at Fratton Park.
He said: "We're strong, but we'll lose four or five players for the Nations Cup and that will leave us short.
"I only hope this result doesn't mean people are taking notice of us now. I just want us to keep picking up points away from home like we have been doing.
"At the start of the season I thought if we could finish in the top half I'd be delighted and I still feel the same.
"I know people are talking about us being top six now, but there are a lot of big clubs in and around us who will come on a run and it's only early days.
"But if you keep winning away from home as we have been doing, it gives you a chance to do well."