It’s another long trip for us today as we head for Fleetwood and a ground that historically has been difficult for Oxford United.

There’s no particular reason that should be the case – with all respect the Fleetwood Highbury isn’t quite as intimidating as Arsenal’s old ground of the same name.

But today we have a chance to change ‘we never win there’ to ‘the supporters have never seen us win there’.

That’s quite sad really, because we’d love Oxford fans to be able to back us, maybe enjoying a break in Blackpool for the weekend.

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Instead, they will have to watch a stream of the game at home but hopefully they see us convert another good performance into a win this time.

I thought we played well between the two penalty boxes at Charlton on Tuesday night, but we have to cut out the errors inside the areas which are costing us games.

People, understandably, picked out our defensive errors on Tuesday, but there were mistakes further forward – final passes that were the wrong choice, chances that weren’t taken and so on.

We have watched it back, we have looked at the stats and we know we are on the right lines and just need to keep dong the right things.

We are working harder and covering more ground than the opposition, we are creating more chances and we just need to make sure we don’t lose belief and confidence in the way we are playing.

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Some of you reading this will say ‘the league table tells a different story’, but we are only seven games in and today will make it six away games from eight.

That has been tough, but there is such a long way to go.

Hopefully today we get a win that sets us off on a run of positive results to start closing the gap we have left to the clubs at the top, where we want to be.

We often talk about the small things making a difference and I do understand that fans only truly want to know about their team winning matches, but every week we make some small step forward and make some seemingly minor adjustment that pushes the club forward.

For example, we have welcomed two big companies as our commercial partners recently.

iPRO will supply the drinks and hydration, not just for the first team but also the Academy and Women’s teams.

They are joined by PAS, who were joint-founded by Olympic sprinter Darren Campbell and have become our performance nutrition partners, supplying vitamins and supplements to the players.

Those are two big names within our industry and once again show you the strides we are making in terms of professionalism, but it’s also that attention to detail that we pride ourselves on.

If you get the small things right then it can make a big difference.