SINCE signing Jan Jarabek and Derek Roehl, we’ve gone on a winning run of six games.

It’s not always an easy transition for new guys to fit in well on the ice and in the locker room , but it is a lot easier when the team is beginning to show the qualities that made them League champions last season.

Those qualities weren’t that evident in the first period against Peterborough, when we came out surprisingly flat against a team that had already beaten us twice this season.

Derek’s goals swung the game in our favour and his award as man of the match was well deserved.

Some of my own happiest memories as a player are of the road trips to away games. They are times when you can bond with your team mates and develop a strong team ethic.

As a coach, I could sense that togetherness as we made our way back from Blackpool on Sunday.

It showed in our performance against Phoenix. We out shot the home team massively and our seven goals were spread among our players.

That’s what I want to see as our game develops, with everyone wanting to contribute to the result. Keep it simple, keep it tight at the back and keep scoring.

The two home-grown players who joined us during the summer, Dan Davies and Vanya Antonov, were joined on a line with Rene Jarolin and proved very effective.

Title contenders? Too early to tell, with so many games still to play. I’ve seen signs of a championship team but if we’re going to be the second team in the EPL history to retain our championship we will need much more consistency in our game and a level of focus where we are switched on for 60 minutes.