MAEL de Gevigney was pleased to get ‘revenge’ over Oxford United following his nightmare full debut against them for Barnsley in August.

The French centre-back conceded a penalty and was taken off early in the 3-1 home defeat but, five months on, helped the Reds keep a clean sheet in a 1-0 away win.

He told the Chronicle: “It was kind of revenge for me, to be honest.

“I really wanted to win this game and play well personally.

“We got an important win so I am really happy.

“Sometimes you have bad games.

“But the performance of the team is the most important and now we are playing well.”

De Gevigney could be set to play alongside new American signing Donovan Pines soon.

He said in midweek: “He hasn’t trained with us but he’s been good.

“He talks to us a lot.

“He seems really good. I am looking forward to playing with him.”

Mael is currently playing alongside former kitchen-fitter Jack Shepherd who is in his first season as a professional.

“He’s a good lad. He plays with intensity every time and fights for every game. He’s playing well and we’ve won every game since he’s played.”

On the win at Oxford, de Gevigney said: “It was a really important game against a good team also fighting for promotion. I am really happy with the result because it was a really tight game in tough conditions. I am very happy with the clean sheet because it is the first one for a long time.”