Goalkeeper Alex Cairns sat down with the press at Poolfoot Farm on Thursday afternoon ahead of Fleetwood Town’s Sky Bet League One clash against Peterborough United.
Cairns has featured in Town’s last three wins, which have all been at Highbury Stadium. The first for those was a 3-2 win over Wigan Athletic, and soon after, the side beat Burton Albion in the league opener. The most recent was on Tuesday night when the Cod Army beat Port Vale in the second round of the Carabao Cup.
Here’s what Alex had to say ahead of the game:
On Town’s trip to Peterborough…
“I think we go into every game, regardless of the opposition, looking to try and get the win. It doesn’t matter whether Peterborough, regardless of whoever it’ll be, wherever you finished last season, last season’s done, regardless of where you finished and what the results were at home or away. It’s a new season, everyone is trying to get points on the board.
“It’s nice to play Peterborough so early in the season, it’s a great place to go and play. As they won’t look at last season, neither do we.
“Last season is done, Wycombe, all that, all that’s done with, the aim for us is always to, as soon as the gaffer has been here and as soon as I’ve been here is to try and get to the Championship regardless of who stands in our way on a weekend.”
On the team’s recent run of form…
“After the end of last season, I think the whole vibe was to come back positively and get some good wins under the belt which we have done.
“We’re rolling now, and we want to keep that going in the league campaign and that’s the old job to get more wins under the belt and to good vibes and good form going.
“After what’s happened, with the pandemic, I think we were quite lucky that we were a few weeks in during the playoffs, so we had a good vision of what the lads were looking like.
“I think the likes of Paddy getting his goals early doors that breaks confidence within the team and there’s been some good displays from the young lads coming in so all good here at the minute.”
On his experience…
“I still feel every single game and every single training session you’re always learning regardless of age. I don’t think when it comes to, you’ve obviously got the experience to give to the team when it comes to games played but in terms of the game itself it’s always changing, it’s always developing, you’re always learning.
“The young lads that come in, they have to perform and if they don’t perform they won’t play it’s as simple as that so they young lads that have been playing Stubbsy and Hilly have been absolutely excellent.
“Wes [Burns] is doing a job at right-back - they’ve been brilliant. If me and Danny [Andrew] can use our voice and experience to help them then it’s only going to benefit the team.”
Watch Alex’s pre-match interview on our iFollow HERE.