WE take on Gillingham today in the first of two home games in quick succession.

It is an advantage playing in front of your supporters – we also host Bradford City on Tuesday – and it is a chance to build momentum and perhaps get the rewards our performances truly deserve.

At Milton Keynes Dons last weekend, I thought we played well and should have won the game.

But it is not the only time this year where we have ended up with one point when three were there for the taking.

I know the old belief is that to be successful you must win your home games and draw away.

But it was still a little frustrating to make the short trip home last weekend with just a draw, especially after the fantastic way the fans had got behind us.

Since the start of the season, the team has deserved to have taken more from some games, while the results in others have been fair.

I’m certain we’re heading in the right direction, it’s just a matter of time and continuing to prepare game by game.

We’ve got to consider there have been a lot of incomings and outgoings within the squad this summer.

The club has worked very hard to assemble a really competitive group that possesses enough quality to ensure that it continues to progress.

We’re building a team that’s displaying commitment, effort, work ethic and playing a brand of football that supporters can relate to as their own and which brings our fan base together.

We’ve had an encouraging start, but we must keep working hard, iron out mistakes and improve, so that over time, we make less errors.

The players need to gel and show all of the focus required to continue to take our ideas on board.

This isn’t something that happens overnight, it takes time.

We have spent the week getting ready for Gillingham, with an unbeatable atmosphere within the camp.

I can see a real confidence amongst the players.

We hope to see as many of you as possible there to support us and hopefully cheer us on to another win.

WE had another new face arrive when Agon Mehmeti signed on Thursday.

The chance to bring in Agon represented a real opportunity for us after the transfer window closed.

He’s a good finisher, who I have monitored ever since we worked together at Malmo a few years ago.

He adapts well to different leagues and styles and will certainly add to our options at the top of the pitch.

His experience of the European game will add value. He wanted to experience English football and we’re grateful he’s chosen our club.

I think that will end a busy period for us in terms of new players and now we will work to keep improving.

Over the last few days we’ve also gained two new, exciting recruits, with Gino van Kessel and Mike Williamson seeing babies Jenaira and Gray into the world.

Welcome to the Oxford United family!