ROSS Jenkins is pleased with the experience he has been able to add to his Oxford City squad in recent weeks.

The signings of Cole Kpekawa and Alexander McQueen were announced prior to the 4-0 win at Ebbsfleet United last month, a game which saw both players get on the scoresheet.

Centre back Kpekawa joined on an initial 28-day loan from fellow Vanarama National League side Bromley, and opened the scoring after four minutes against the Fleet.

Versatile Grenada international McQueen, who left USL Championship outfit Indy Eleven in the United States last year, rounded off the victory at Ebbsfleet with a composed finish.

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Hoops head coach Jenkins said: “They had really good impacts in the first game, so you can’t really argue with their debuts.

“Cole’s a short-term loan, so we’re just trying to get the maximum out of him as possible.

“We’ll see what happens next month, but so far, he’s come in and been a magnet to the ball, scored a goal, added physicality to us, defended the box really well, and won aerial duels.

“McQueen’s come in and been really effective off the pitch as well, in terms of speaking with the younger boys and being that senior figure like Reece Fleet, Josh Parker and Alfie Potter.

“You need these senior boys to glue us all together, and I think they’ve come in and been good additions so far.

“We’ve got a lot of big games coming up, and everyone will be used.”

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Discussing the wider player recruitment strategy at the club, Jenkins said: “We can’t be stupid with what we do recruitment-wise, we’ve got to be very precise and clear.

“We can’t carry a huge squad, so it’s important we add what we need at the right time.

“We went through a spell with seven, maybe eight, niggly injuries, so we needed a couple to boost us out.

“Over the last few weeks, we’ve added a couple and a bit of experience, knowledge and what we needed at the time.

“We won’t be bringing in loads and loads of players, but everyone’s got a reason and purpose being here, and everyone’s got a job to do.”

The Hoops, third from bottom in the National League, entertain 18th-placed Maidenhead United tomorrow afternoon.

Elsewhere, Banbury United will look to end a three-game run without a win when they make the trip to a King’s Lynn Town team two points inside the National League North relegation zone.

Didcot Town, rooted to the bottom of Southern League Premier South, host Walton & Hersham.

In Southern League Central Division, second-placed North Leigh visit Hadley, while Kidlington host Ware and second from bottom Thame United make the trip to AFC Dunstable.