THERE was a good upbeat feeling in the dressing room afterwards because they all felt they had contributed something – and that has not always been the case.

I thought the way we set the team up nullified Oxford completely and yet we got forward in numbers and were a little disappointed not to nick the win.

Young Dunny came in and played really well alongside Andy Gunn.

Our two deep midfielders, Nath and Joner, spoilt things really well and we defended from the front with Ben, Elsey and Mitch doing a lot of work.

That is something we have not done well this season – defending high up the pitch – due to injuries and other circumstances.

That was Ben’s first full 90 minutes and he worked incredibly hard.

When he gets match fit, I think you will see him becoming more of a threat going forward.

And then there was Reidy, who was given the freedom to get forward.

He is always the catalyst for getting us to play well. He is so energetic that when the other players see him shutting other teams down, they pick up on that.

Apart from the Banbury game, we have played well in most of our other recent outings. The players just have to believe in what we are trying to do and build some momentum.

Zak Westlake has returned to training after his car crash, with a view to getting some time on the pitch with the Development Squad before rejoining to us.

With no first team game this weekend there will be the chance for a few niggles to settle down. Nath is still not 100 per cent and Charlie Comyn-Platt should be okay for Arlesey on Tuesday night after having the stitches taken out of his knee this week.