Fleetwood Town manager Graham Alexander has stated that his side are ready for their début season in League One, in an interview to Sky Sports, but also admitted that his side are heading into the unknown.
The Cod Amy secured promotion to the third tier in late May, via the play-off’s following an Antoni Sarcevic free-kick, which gave them a historic 1-0 win over Burton Albion at Wembley in the League Two show-piece.
That promotion was the clubs sixth in 10 years, to cap a remarkable rise from the North West Counties Football League, to League One.
Fleetwood host Crewe Alexandra at Highbury on Saturday, with the Lancashire coastal town prepared for the fixture, with record season ticket sales being recorded.
Indeed the Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander is himself looking forward to the new season, which will see Fleetwood come up against Alexander’s former team, with Fleetwood travelling to Preston North End in late October.
“I’m really excited about the new season starting,” Alexander told Sky Sports News. “Obviously, it’s a big step up for us, we’ve got a lot of individuals that haven’t played at this sort of level, but pre-season has gone well, the real stuff is upon us and we’re looking forward to it.
“I won’t be setting any long-term targets but just going from week to week – and week to week I think we can compete with any team we face. It’s just about finding a way to win against some good opponents and trying to pick up as many points as we can.”