Goals from Victor Wanyama and Gary Hooper earned Celtic a 2-0 triumph over St Mirren on Saturday, their first three points on their own turf since a 1-0 victory over Hearts on October 7.
Celtic were also held by Arbroath at home during that spell, when they failed to beat Kilmarnock, Inverness and St Johnstone in the SPL.
Matthews, whose team host Ross County on Saturday, told Celtic TV's Huddle Online: "I think we played better than we normally have done at home this season.
"Teams come here and make it difficult for us and so far we haven't been able to break them down.
"But we showed we could do it against a good team and hopefully we can get a run going at home now.
"We have got a game in hand and if we win that we go seven points clear. That's a healthy gap so hopefully we can get a run going and build that gap."
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