OXFORD City president Thomas Guerriero feels the quality of football being played at Marsh Lane this season will attract new supporters to the club.

Despite an impressive start to the season which has lifted City to second in the Vanarama National League South table, crowds have been poor.

Just 228 were present for Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Eastbourne Borough, but Guerriero is confident that crowds will increase in line with continued success on the pitch.

“We’re hoping to see more local fans come in and take a look at the quality of play,” he said.

“We’re really confident that if people come here they’ll come back.

“The most important thing for us is that people have the Oxford City experience and hopefully that will win them over to become regular supporters.”

Foundation work has started on a new seated stand at City’s Marsh Lane home to take their seated capacity above the 500-mark necessary to compete in the play-offs at the end of the season.

Guerriero’s ambition is to compete for promotion to the National League this season and he feels they are well-placed to achieve it.

Guerriero added: “I think the team, playing as a collective unit, are playing the best football that Oxford City have probably ever played in their history.

“There are a couple of positions that we’re evaluating and we’re constantly thinking about bringing in new people that’s going to make us stronger and more competitive to potentially do something special.

“Overall I’m very pleased with the quality and style of play.”