It will be good to be back on the side of the pitch today after watching the last three games on iFollow at home.

The first of those, against Shrewsbury, was the toughest because I felt ill and was pretty shattered afterwards.

I was a lot better on Saturday when the team went to Burton and then I felt fine on Tuesday for the Papa John’s game against Spurs and was just a bit frustrated not to be there in person.

Obviously we won all three and I’ve been telling people how good I am to do that without being there!

More seriously, it’s because we have such good people behind the scenes and everyone did that little bit more to share the work.

It’s not just the staff who stepped up – I think the three games have really shown the strength in depth we have now.

We made ten changes on Tuesday against Spurs and still came out on top.

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Some of those Spurs lads will pay in the Premier League, one has already joined them for big money, but we showed a lot of quality and it wasn’t as though we won by luck or by outmuscling them.

We scored three good goals and some of our passing was a joy to watch, even from home!

I’m not sure how widely reported it was, but at the end of the game we were taking on a Spurs Under 21 team with half our Under 18s on the pitch!

Josh Johnson started in midfield while Josh Anifowose, Gatlin O’Donkor and James Golding all came on as substitutes, the latter making his debut.

That’s fantastic for them and for the academy and what we have to do now is make sure that they add to those appearances, even if we are out of that competition.

Those lads need to push for a place in the FA Cup or the league, and to do that they are going to have to compete for places with some very good players.

After three wins in a row, I don’t think there will be too many changes to the squad this afternoon against Morecambe.

But I applaud the club for making tickets just £10 and encouraging as many people as possible to come and support us.

Come and join us: as I found out over the last couple of weeks, there’s nothing like live football.

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I was wondering what else could go wrong when the first person I saw on Thursday morning was Rob MacDougall, the head of Oxfordshire’s fire service!

Happily, Rob didn’t need to deal with any emergencies, he was at the training ground for a follow-up meeting after he told us in the summer about problems facing the fire service in terms of recruitment.

It was really interesting and we said we’d get involved and try to help: I’m sure you will see a lot more about that over the coming weeks.

But what it brought home to me was the role the football club is playing in the wider community these days.

That’s so important and something we have to do more of across the whole county.

It’s not just about growing the fanbase, it’s about making an actual difference to people’s lives and if we can work with the fire service to spread the word about the amazing work they do then that’s fantastic.