Once again we’ve sold out our allocation and will have amazing support when we travel to AFC Wimbledon this afternoon.

Like at Cambridge and at Bolton, we’ll come out of the tunnel and see a loud and boisterous away section cheering us on and doing their best to help us, and that can make such a difference.

Most of you travelling will be visiting the new Plough Lane for the first time.

We went there last season without our supporters and were beaten, but you could already see what a difference a packed away end was going to make at a compact ground which I think will really keep the noise inside.

Hopefully we can come back with three points and everyone still smiling.

I wouldn’t read too much into Tuesday night’s defeat at Cambridge.

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We made eleven changes and ended the game with two 16-year-olds on the pitch.

It was fantastic experience for them, but difficult to keep the rhythm going that we’ve had in our league matches during the first month of the season.

I think the world of the young players at the club and they will get their chance again, but we’ll be back to our strongest squad this afternoon.

The good thing is that if I ask two different Oxford fans what our strongest team is right now they will give different answers!

Trust me, if I go out in town people are quick to tell me who should be playing!

That’s wonderful to hear and the depth of talent within our squad is as strong as this club has had for many years.

At the end of the transfer window we added Ben Davis and goalkeeper Mackenzie Chapman, two more for the future.

But we also brought in Herbie Kane, who I thought was a different level on Tuesday night on his debut.

We retained Cameron Brannagan, despite bids, and we knocked back offers for other players.

Right now, we don’t need to sell and we are getting stronger with each window that passes.

We’re not naive; any player at any club has a value.

But in the past Oxford United have needed to sell players to survive and that’s a huge difference.

We don’t need to sell anyone, we have a very strong recruitment team and we believe that, as we did this week, we can hold on to our best young players, develop others, and keep moving in the right direction.

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I like to use this page to mention other things going on around the club and so I wanted to get a message out there to Kayleigh Hines.

Kayleigh’s a leading player in the women’s team, who has been so impressive every time I have talked to her.

Kayleigh’s an outstanding ambassador not just for Oxford United but for women’s football, and on behalf of the whole club we wish her well as she starts her recovery from a broken leg she suffered last weekend.

The medical and physio teams work very closely throughout the club and whatever she needs, whatever we can do to help, we’ll do it.

Anything to allow her to get back out on the pitch and playing again as quickly as she possibly can.