DEVANTE Cole reckons Fleetwood is a better fit for him than City.

Cole says last week's move to the Cod Army, for a fee understood to be around £75,000, ticks all the boxes – for him and his dad Andrew.

“There was no hesitation,” said the 20-year-old, who will miss out on facing his old club tomorrow because of a hamstring injury.

“I spoke with the manager and all the people, I know the way they want to play football. I knew this would suit me very well.

“My dad’s very happy. He thinks it will suit me a lot more than Bradford.

“He just wants me to get my head down and crack on. I’ve just got to work hard and score goals and see whatever comes off the back of it.”

Cole scored six times in five months at City but only one of those – against part-time Chesham in the FA Cup – came after an initial burst.

He made his Fleetwood debut last weekend, the day after signing, with a half-hour run-out from the bench in their goalless draw with Doncaster.

He added: “It’s been fast but I’ve enjoyed it. It’s probably the best way.

“If you’re waiting around you might get a little nervous.

“But this way you’re in there straight away, there’s no time to think.

“You’re playing and that’s what it’s all about and you just want to kick on.”

Fleetwood are one of the division’s worst travellers this season with only nine points on the road.

But their away form has picked up of late and they have drawn the last three in a run of only one defeat in eight in all competitions.

Fleetwood have slipped into the bottom four but have games to catch up on. Their midweek home clash with Walsall was washed out – the second time that fixture has fallen foul of the wet winter weather.

Boss Steven Pressley said: “The most important thing right now is that we don’t panic. We need to keep working on what we are because we’ve seen real improvements.

“We have games in hand that could make significant differences to our league position. We have to win those games though.”