Fleetwood Town midfielder Paul Coutts has said the Cod Army have nothing to fear in their aims to gain promotion from League One this season.

The 31-year-old signed for Joey Barton’s side over the summer on a free transfer after being released by Sheffield United at the end of last season.

Coutts, who was part of the Blades squad who won promotion to the Premier League in the last campaign, has racked up over 300 games in his career having also had previous spells at Peterborough United, Preston North End and Derby County.

He has said he is enjoying his time at Fleetwood so far, as per a report by Fleetwood Today: “I have loved it, it has been great so far. The work on the training ground is brilliant. The coaching staff and the manager are top drawer.

“I’m enjoying it, I think we are improving every week and with every game so hopefully we can have a successful season.”

He added: “From within we want to push towards the top six and see where it takes us. Obviously everyone wants to get promoted. We are six games in and there is nothing to fear out there. Hopefully we can push into the top six or top two – who knows? – let’s see how it pans out.”

Fleetwood take on Oxford United at home this Saturday and will be eager to get all three points in front of their own supporters.