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BRANDY LOVING LIFE

15 March 2013

Wide-man in high spirits...

SADDLERS winger, Febian Brandy, has admitted to loving life at the Banks's Stadium and has declared his performances at the club as being 'the best of my career'.

The former Manchester United man has been influential in recent weeks receiving plaudits from both Saddlers and opposing fans alike, as was the case in Cumbria when Brandy was granted a standing ovation from the Carlisle United supporters as he was substituted late on at Brunton Park.

Brandy is delighted that his performances are being acknowledged and is eager to keep up his inspiring run of form against Crawley Town on Saturday.

"It was very nice to get that type of response from the Carlisle fans, you don't see that in football these days," he said. "I'm really enjoying my football and it's the best I've been playing in my career, so hopefully I can continue that for years to come.

"I'm loving my time here, but I can't take all the praise because it's a team game and I wouldn't be playing well if I didn't have my team-mates behind me, so they deserve as much, if not more, praise than me."

Brandy scored his first goal for The Saddlers against this weekend's opponents Crawley back in November, and the former England Under-20 International will be looking to get on the scoresheet once more at the Banks's Stadium on Saturday.

The 24 year-old has caused opposition defenders havoc lately, earning five penalties in the last six games and he is looking forward to creating plenty more by using his pace and trickery to put defenders off.

"I think defenders just like fouling me," he joked. "I can't describe it other than that, I think I scare players when I run at them and they misjudge their challenge which results in a penalty.

"With a bit of luck I can help do the same against Crawley. I got my first goal against them so hopefully I can repeat that and get on the scoresheet as well.

"It's going to be another tricky game for us, but we're confident in getting something and won't allow ourselves to get complacent because we've put ourselves in a fantastic position".

Brandy will see his contract expire at the end of this season, and despite recent media reports, the tricky-winger suggested that the chances of him staying at The Saddlers beyond this season are 'very likely' and is confident the club can break into the play-off places.

"Honestly, at the moment I don't want any distractions from my football, but it is very likely that I will be staying here because I want to do my best for Walsall," he admitted. "The team spirit here is great and it's nice to be looking up rather than down.

"We're capable of beating anybody and I think people are starting to realise that the play-offs are in realistic reach for us."


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