Captain Paul Coutts spoke to the media on Friday afternoon ahead of Fleetwood Town's league clash against Oxford United at Highbury.
Coutts has featured in all but three games so far this season for the Cod Army, and have been mixed in with both experience and youth in the Fleetwood midfield.
Here’s what the captain had to say:
On the opposition…
“They are obviously a good side, we saw that last year with the season they had so we expect a tough test and I’m sure their form will pick up and they will be there or thereabouts again this year.
“They are well-coached and play good football so it will be a tough test for us, but it is one that we feel we are prepared for.
“With the amount of games so close together, if you can get on a good run, you will push yourselves into a good position come January. There’s a lot of games coming up where you will be able to pick up some points. Every week up until the new year will be massive.”
On the squad…
“I think we have recruited really well so there is competition for places. The gaffer has the opportunity to freshen things up when he needs to and there won’t be a drop off in quality so
“Whoever comes in, you know you can trust them. The gaffer has rotated the squad well over the last few weeks and we’ve carried on performing well.
“I think we have a good blend of youth and experience at the club at the moment. We’ve got me, Whelo [Glenn Whelan], Duffs [Mark Duffy], and Big Charlie [Mulgrew] have come in so we’ve got good experience in the group. We’ve also got loads of young and energetic players who are entering their peak and will have bright futures in the game.”
On recent performances…
“We’ve had back-to-back clean sheets and have got six points so far this week, but we’ve got another tough test on Saturday so hopefully we can carry it on and finish the week well.
“We were playing alright at the start of the season but weren’t picking up enough points so to get those back to back wins has been a great start to the week. With the games coming up fast, you have a chance to put a run together.
“It’s good to get into a rhythm, especially when you are winning games, you want the next one to come as soon as possible so hopefully we can carry that on and roll into Tuesday.”
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