Date: 28th August 2014 at 8:18pm
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Manager Graham Alexander has said Fleetwood are ready to continue our great start to League One life when we face Leyton Orient this weekend.

Our unbeaten run continued with a solid scoreless draw against Chesterfield last weekend, and we are yet to concede a goal from open play so there are plenty of positives for us to build on, but the gaffer knows this will be potentially our toughest challenge yet and of course Orient will be high on confidence having just put Premiership Aston Villa out of the Cup.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the game, Alexander explained.

‘They showed this week against Villa just how good a team they are and how difficult an opponent they are going to be on Saturday. They’ve got some experienced League One players and has a fantastic season last year before just falling short at the final hurdle. We have to show them that we can compete at the same level and make sure that we show them what we’re good at.’

Alexander goes on to say that the players will go into this game in good confidence themselves, because we have had a great start to the season and the players are pleased with how they are performing, so the next challenge for us to to fight to keep this run going and fight to stay where we are in the division at the moment.

With all that said, Alexander also knows it’s way too early to be looking towards the end of the season and getting carried away because it’s a handful of games and there will be plenty of downs to come as there always is during a season, and the best way to hit a bad spell is to take your foot off the pedal and get complacent so he knows we can’t allow that to happen.

But clearly we have shown we can compete and that should be a big boost for everyone, as obviously, the first challenge this season was just to prove we could compete enough to survive and anything over that was a bonus anyway.

‘The early signs are that this team can compete which is pleased, but there’s always a test around the corner. The biggest test is consistency, and we have to make sure that we perform as well as we can, as often as we can. That’s our task this season.’

He ends by saying he’s always been confident that the core of the squad who got us promoted could more than handle this level in individual games, but the question was always could we do it over 46 games, and again the early indications and the summer strengthening we did, is good on that score – we just have to keep it going.

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