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CHAMBERS HAPPY WITH PROGRESS

26 August 2013

Full-back reflects on Bees and looks ahead to Stoke challenge...

JAMES Chambers put in another committed display at Brentford on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to help us avoid a narrow defeat.

"It's always disappointing to lose, especially as we felt that we played well enough in the second half to have taken something out of the game," he said. "We played some good stuff after the break, but the chances just didn't come our way.

"Maybe we should have started at a quicker tempo, but they have some good players and a lot of quality in their side. As a defence and team we stood up to it and got stronger as the game went on."

Chambers has been in reliable form so far this term. "I feel that I am doing okay," he added. "I want to keep the level of performance up. I can possibly get forward a bit more but generally I am happy with my form.

"We've got a lot of good players waiting to come in and that keeps us on our toes. As a player you don't want things too comfortable as you tend to take your foot off the gas."

The Saddlers face a busy schedule of matches that continues with a trip to Stoke City in the second round of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday evening.

"The games are coming thick and fast, but that's the way we like it," he went on. "If we keep performing and doing the right things, we can be a match for anyone at this level.

"It's good for us that we have a game so soon after Saturday to get back on track. It will be a different kind of test but one that we are looking forward to.

"We'll be able to gauge how far we've come and where we're at; Stoke have some good attacking options at their disposal, but it's 11 v 11 and a chance for us to make our mark."

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