WE head for Peterborough this afternoon looking for a positive reaction after three games in which we didn’t manage to get the results we wanted.

You can learn from any game you play, whether you win lose or draw, but the last week or so has been a steep learning curve.

We returned to the training pitch with a great desire to improve in certain key areas in order to achieve the success that we are aiming for.

Our targets have not changed, our resolve and determination have not changed and the faith within the squad has not changed.

All that has happened is we have become even more determined to put things right and get back to winning ways.

I thought our performance in the first half at Bury on Tuesday was an improvement.

We changed personnel and the shape a little and had the chances to be at least two goals up before half-time.

People at Bury told me it was the best they had played all season, but even in the second half we caused them problems.

However, their opening goal, which came from the penalty spot, was pivotal.

With the game being a tight affair, whichever team managed to make the breakthrough was always going to have a huge advantage.

The fans who travelled deserved greater reward and we will do all that we can to make amends today.

The last three games are not a fair reflection of our season and in our analysis of them we must look beyond the results.

That said, our aim is to see an immediate improvement results-wise.

You always need to take the positives in life and all the players and staff here remain very together.

I have total confidence in this group and know that we will get it right.

It was the players who pointed out to me some interesting comparisons to the identical stage of last season.

After ten games, we have the same number of points, but interestingly Millwall also had 12 points after ten games and had just lost three matches in a row.

They ended up winning promotion so it just shows what can be done over the course of a long season.

This is a very tight league and anyone can beat anyone.

For us it is now a case of getting a win, keeping faith, and working even harder to try and win matches on a more consistent basis.

We know we can rely on you to get right behind the team. It really does make a difference.

TUESDAY night sees us host Brighton Under 21s in the Checkatrade Trophy.

I know the club have enjoyed two Wembley finals in this competition and we will do all we can to make progress again.

We won 6-2 at Stevenage in our first game so another win would see us through to the next round.

It may be a chance for one or two players to stake their claims for a more regular place in the team.

The last round was very entertaining, so come along and get behind us again.

We will be motivated, professional and hopefully make it a good night for everyone in attendance.