CHIPPENHAM Town boss Mark Collier says things are “going in the right direction” as the Bluebirds continued their positive start to the National League South season with a 3-1 home win against Wealdstone at the weekend, writes JONATHAN LEIGHFIELD.

Goals from Kieran Parselle, Josh Smile and Karnell Chambers capped off an excellent afternoon for Collier’s men as they collected their second win in a week in front of a crowd of 651.

And while some Chippenham fans may be eyeing up the end of season play-offs already, manager Collier is just glad his team are improving day by day.

“It’s early days yet. I want us to establish ourselves in this division first," said Collier.

“We just take each game is it comes. We’re comfortable with where we are but we’ve also got some improving to do still.

“Our home record is very good but we need to improve our away record.

“We’ve got a group here who want to get better, so it’s something we’re looking forward to.

"We’re getting players back from injury too, so that will stand us in good stead as the season unfolds.

“We’ve got a good group of players with a good team spirit and things are going in the right direction."

And while Collier knows his team are in a rich vein of form at the moment, he still believes there are areas where his players will need to improve if they are to have a chance at promotion.

“Defensively we’re quite strong but I don’t think we’ve taken enough chances that have come our way so far this season," said Collier.

“I want us to take a little bit more care in the final third, which we’ve done today.

“Our play in the final third was good, we’ve worked the ‘keeper and managed to score three goals and when you score three goals, you’d like to think you can win lots of games."

Collier also highlighted how important it is for his side to end games as well as they start them if they are to secure results in future.

He said: “We had a strong bench today which always helps. We had players on the bench who can come on and change things and when you’ve got that is massively helps to freshen things up and make a difference.

“With three minutes left, they’ve got themselves back in it and then you’re expecting the onslaught but we almost played as the away team, played on the counter and we managed to get the third to see the game out so it is a big result for us and a big performance."