IT’S strange to say it, but two of the form teams in the division meet this afternoon and one is in 12th place and the other is 22nd!

We have been on a terrific run recently.

But AFC Wimbledon have also been fighting for their lives and gradually pulling other teams into the fight at the bottom of the table.

That sets up a really good game for us this afternoon at the Kassam Stadium.

We certainly aren’t going to be easing up despite reaching 52 points.

We want to keep winning and we want to finish as high as we possibly can.

The immediate target is to get in to the top ten for the first time this season, and then there is the secondary aim of building a little bit of momentum for next year.

The summer break isn’t that long but it is amazing what a difference it makes to end on a high.

You spend the summer looking back on a job well done rather than any negativity festering for a few weeks!

Last week’s victory away at Walsall was such a huge result for us. We don’t

seem to do straightforward do we?

We took the lead, got pegged back, went a man down and then won it with ten men as well as having a substitute sent off celebrating the third goal!

It was an extraordinary afternoon and I thought the scenes at the end were amazing.

Reaching 52 points was maybe part of it, but I also thought it was a moment where the team and the fans showed just how close they have become since the turn of the year.

That will be reconfirmed in the next week or so when season tickets go on sale.

At the highest level TV and commercial deals dominate the spreadsheets, but in leagues One and Two it is season tickets that are the lifeblood of a club’s revenue.

I think we had around 4,500 season tickets this season and I hope the way we have been playing encourages as many of those fans as possible to get behind us next season.

This has been the most testing year of my career.

But we have faced every challenge head on, together, and I think the experience will make us all that bit wiser and stronger.

We always like to break things up and challenge our players in some way.

And it amused me to see four of our young players going down to George Street this week to learn about Thai cooking at the Thaikhun restaurant.

Joking aside it is important for youngsters like Malachi Napa and Shandon Baptiste to learn about nutrition and to be able to cook for themselves and they were joined by Fabio Lopes and Jonte Smith in a Masterchef competition!

They came back laughing and joking and really pleased with their efforts and still arguing about who won.

Malachi got top marks, but then had a point knocked off for spilling half of it on the floor!

More seriously it got us thinking about how we can get involved more around the city and county next season.

If your business wants to get involved then let us know.