WE head to Walsall this afternoon looking to continue a very positive couple of weeks for the club.

On Tuesday, we added progress in the Checkatrade Trophy to back-to-back league wins, all of which leaves us in a very healthy position.

I realise there are people out there who do not necessarily like the competition and I understand that the league is the main focus.

But it does not matter what you are playing in, if you win a game it can only be good for the confidence and belief of the squad.

When you add in the prize money of £40,000 for going through to the next round, then the penalty shoot-out win at the Valley was very pleasing for everyone.

The most significant aspect from Tuesday was our second-half performance.

I was not happy with our display in the early stages and we had a good talk at half-time.

It was very satisfying to see how we improved and ended up being the dominant side.

Some players like Scott Shearer, Alex Mowatt, Mike Williamson and Malachi Napa had opportunities and did well.

It all gives me food for thought as we select the side that we believe can deliver a good result today.

There may be a couple of new faces in the squad with the arrivals of Cameron Brannagan and Isaac Buckley-Ricketts.

They are two very talented young players who have a fantastic opportunity to impress here.

We work hard to get the right people in to the club, not just good players, but they also need to have the right attitude.

Cameron and Isaac are desperate to do well for the club.

I’m sure they will put in the required effort to get up to speed and be ready – I believe our fans will enjoy watching them play.

We cast our net far and wide to try and bring the right players to the club.

Both players are England youth internationals and the club continues to look at other potential targets.

The recruitment team work so hard to identify players.

And fans can rest assured that people are working 24/7 to add to and improve the squad as we continue to build for both the short and the long term.

IT is great that today is our 'Family Away Day' with the club offering free coach travel for under 15s.

We work very hard to attract young fans and I remember the excitement of travelling to new grounds and seeing new places when I was a kid.

But it’s not all about today, it is about trying to ensure that the next generation of fans grow up supporting their local football club.

Well done to everyone who made this happen – Liontrust and OxVox in particular – and I hope we can add to the experience by giving them something to cheer about.