Wycombe club captain Matt Bloomfield admitted he is surprised that the Chairboys are in the top three of League One at this stage of the season - but hailed the quality of the signings that have come in.

The Blues are sitting pretty in third and have suffered just the one loss in the league, a 2-0 defeat to Gillingham last weekend.

The Chairboys finished 17th last season and the main aim is to better that but Bloomfield is enjoying the success that Wycombe are having so far this term.

He said: "I didn't see us being in this position is the honest truth.

"First day of pre-season we had nine players on the grass. There was nine of us who thought was is this season going to hold for us.

"Then we had journalists turning up wanting to write about us and what is happening on and off the pitch and we are all thinking what is going to happen this year.

"Then suddenly Rob [Couhig] and Pete got involved and we had Fred Onyedinma walk through the door, Dave Wheeler walk through the door, Alex Pattison walk through the door, Josh Parker and Jack Grimmer walk in.

"Suddenly you think we have a decent team here and let's give it a go but I never thought we would be third.

"There are going to be some bumps along the way. We have had a good start but our feet are firmly on the ground.

"For us, the only thing kind of success starts with hard work and humility and if we lose those, then we will be on a slippery slope.

"We need to keep that and know where we come from and where we are looking to go to, and take all our values with us."

With the influx of that talented group through the door, Bloomfield is part of 'The Generals' which included himself, Adebayo Akinfenwa and Joe Jacobson.

Bloomfield believes that they can all play a huge part this season, on and off the pitch, and their experience is vital.

He added: "The good thing about football is you can get written off every season, every month and every match so to prove people wrong adds fire to the belly and motivation to the mind.

"I am sure there was plenty of thought that we would get pushed by the wayside and fortunately we have been able to play a part in our early season form.

"We take our responsibilities very seriously and the lads are thriving at the moment and long may that continue."