ECHOSPORT talks to keen Fleetwood Town fan Ben Knapman ahead of tomorrow’s game at Roots Hall.

What have you made of the season so far?

“I think we’ve made a very good start, especially at home with three wins and a draw against a good Wycombe side.

“Away from home we’ve been OK. We’ve won one and lost two but we have a good team ethos this year and I feel we can only improve.”

What are the hopes for Fleetwood this season?

“The top 10 and to just improve on last year.

“I’d love to get into the play-offs and we have so many good players to make it happen.

“I’d be happy with sixth to 10th and in Joey Barton we have a young manager who is improving all the time.”

Who would you say is Fleetwood’s dangerman?

“Paddy Madden, 100 per cent. He’s so prolific in front of goal and his pressing ability is second to none.

“Ash Hunter is very good too - his crossing ability for Paddy mustn’t go unnoticed either.”

You signed former Southend defender Peter Clarke in the summer. How has he been playing?

“Peter Clarke was a weird signing, I thought, but he’s impressed me. He’s a top pro and he’s one of the fittest on the team for a 37-year-old!

“He was a fans’ favourite at Oldham and he’s doing very well here, scoring the winner against Oxford last weekend.”

What’s the team news for Saturday?

“Conor McAleny is injured so won’t play but we have a strong bench with the likes of Ched Evans, Harrison Biggins and Ash Hunter all fighting for a place so there is definitely real competition to be in the starting line-up.”