Carson: ‘The fans have been fantastic this year’ has interviewed all summer signings and asked them a series of questions on their life as a Bannsider so far – up next is winger Josh Carson…

Q1. What have you made of your time at Coleraine so far? You seem to be really enjoying it with your goal celebrations and genuine happiness around the club?

I have loved it so far and it has been so easy for me to become a part of the squad and fit in. That is mainly down to all the players and staff at the club. My goal celebrations just come naturally and it’s always enjoyable to score and contribute when I can.

Q2. Was leaving Linfield a hard decision – or once you spoke with Oran Kearney your mind was made up?

Leaving Linfield wasn’t a hard decision because I wasn’t playing as much football as I would’ve liked. Speaking with Oran made the decision easier and I liked what his ambitions were as a club moving forward.

Q3. Did you ever imagine once you signed that we would be 14 games unbeaten in the league? Any results that stick out so far? The red card against Glentoran the only negative?

It’s always difficult to picture going the first 14 games of the league season unbeaten, but it is something that I knew this squad was capable of. There isn’t a result that sticks out in particular as there has been too many to single out. However, beating every team in the league is always a great achievement at this early stage. My red card against Glentoran is definitely my only negative so far this season.

Q4. You have scored 5 goals this season – are you happy with that return? Have you set any targets?

Yes, I am happy with 5 goals at this stage. I have set myself a personal goal scoring tally of 15, so here’s hoping!

Q5. You have played across the midfield since your arrival – do you have any preference?

I don’t have any preference about where I play. To be honest, I am just happy to be playing football on a regular basis after a few frustrating seasons.

Q6. Next up is Linfield away – what will it be like to face your former club? Expecting a difficult game?

All games are difficult in this league and they don’t get much bigger than Linfield at Windsor Park. It’s a game that I’m relishing and I’m looking forward to the challenge.

Q7. Finally, you seem to be a firm fans’ favourite at The Showgrounds – must be proud of that in your short time at the club?

Yes, it’s great being classed as a fans’ favourite but all I’m doing at this time is enjoying my football and giving 100% each time I step onto the pitch. The fans have been fantastic this year and really got behind us all which has been a real pleasure. It gives me satisfaction when we are winning games in front of them.