Front-man determined to show what he can do...
RECENT arrival Febian Brandy is hoping to get some game time at Redditch United this evening after missing the last few friendlies with a slight injury.
The former Manchester United youngster is eager to get into action and show The Saddlers' faithful what he can do.
"My only focus at the moment is to get into the team and score some goals," he said. "I've settled in well with the rest of the lads, it's just been frustrating that I haven't been able to be involved in the last few games.
"The set-up here is really good; it reminds me of a mini Carrington from my time at Manchester United. To have an environment like this to work in is a big thing."
So what is Brandy expecting from League One? "Standards are getting higher all of the time," he added. "It's going to be a competitive League with some big teams, but with the squad we have here I feel that we will do well.
"For me, as long as the team is doing well that's all that matters."
In one of those twists of fate that often crops up in football, Banks's Stadium was the venue for Brandy's first-ever live football game as a youngster. "I can't remember exactly why, but Walsall was the first place that I watched a 'proper' match," recalled the Manchester-born front-man. "I was about eight or nine years of age at the time and I sat in the main stand behind the dug-outs.
"So I had seen Walsall play even before watching United! Hopefully this will prove to be a good omen for my career here."
The Saddlers will take a strong side to Redditch for tonight's game (kick-off 7.45pm).