I’m looking forward to today and a game against a Peterborough side who I am sure will be in the mix for promotion again this season.

We have had some really good games against them over the last few years, I have the utmost respect for their manager and also a lot of time for them as a club.

They emailed across on Thursday with a very detailed plan of what we can expect there because of the Covid restrictions and that is something we appreciate.

Away games have been difficult so far. Not on the pitch, where we played well at Lincoln and Gillingham with no reward and also won well at Accrington.

But each time we go we are venturing into the unknown and the facilities can be, shall we say, ‘mixed’.

I have to give my players so much credit for the way they adapt each time.

We have had so much thrown at us in the last six months that now we just shake our heads, see how we are going to overcome another challenge and just get on with it.

Tuesday was a perfect example. The game against Crewe was cancelled, so we could have sulked or been frustrated, but instead we turned it into a positive and did the best we could under the circumstances.

We got everyone to the stadium, we got two teams sorted and Craig Short managed Oxford United against John Mousinho’s Headington United!

We had commentary on the radio, the Oxford Mail covered it, we even had Sky Sports come along to have a bit of fun with it.

Why bother? Well, the alternative was to sit at home feeling sorry for ourselves, but that’s not our style.

Instead, we got match fitness for Alex Gorrin and Sam Winnall, youngsters like Michael Elechi, Kyran Lofthouse, Nico Jones, Fabio Lopes and Leon

Chambers-Parillon got to be involved on the Kassam Stadium pitch and most importantly we got together and worked hard while having a bit of fun.

It ended 0-0 so we kept two clean sheets AND drew with a side who haven’t lost for 60 years as well!

This season is like no other.

Having to make the best of things and always stay on the front foot is no bad thing to have and hopefully it was the perfect warm-up for a more serious game this afternoon.

May I just use this page to pass on the love, condolences and best wishes of everyone at Oxford United to the family and friends of those involved in the terrible car accident on Tuesday.

I know that road and hearing the news really hit me hard.

Before Tuesday’s game we got the entire club around the centre circle and had a minute’s silence to allow us all to reflect on the tragedy.

We have to strike a balance and sometimes football really isn’t all that important.