Striker Ched Evans is enjoying a renaissance at Fleetwood Town, who face high-flying Sunderland this weekend.
With Joey Barton at the helm, the Cod Army have surprised a few people this season, not least in securing their record Football League win at Scunthorpe United.
It’s 4th v 6th in a keen top of the table clash, but Evans’ team mates are regarded as the underdogs, something they’re more than happy to accept.
“When I look at us and the way we are as a team, we are probably labelled as the underdogs but if you look at the result we have been getting, it goes in our favour if people underestimate us,” he told the club website.
“We are going to Sunderland looking for that positive result, and I know if we go there and people start to label it as David versus Goliath, we as players will take that all day.”
Evans joined up with Fleetwood in the summer from Sheffield United on a season-long loan, with the 29-year old slamming home five goals in his opening six matches.
Evans is too good for League One, not quite good enough for the Championship. He’s the Dwight Gayle of League One!
Don’t put it past his side to get a result against Sunderland. Joey Barton has built a good side and they’re more than capable of challenging the top six this season.