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A CASE FOR THE DEFENCE

15 February 2014

Chambers shines in heart of the back-line...

JAMES Chambers slotted superbly into the heart of the back-line to replace suspended skipper, Andy Butler, on a blustery night in Peterborough as The Saddlers battled out a goalless draw.

“It was not exactly a spectacle,” he admitted. “It was difficult for both teams and we tried to stay compact and not give anything away.

“Both defences did well in tricky conditions. It was like rolling back the years being out there in the heart of defence; I enjoyed it and felt that I slotted in well alongside Paul Downing.

“Fair play to both teams as we gave it a good go. We were solid and made it difficult for them to get shots off.

“There are not many teams who will keep two clean sheets against Peterborough this season.

“We dug in and I was pleased with what was a battling performance from the lads.

“We would have liked to have gone for it a bit more but the conditions didn’t allow it.”

For Chambers it was a welcome return to action following a recent hamstring injury that had laid him low.

“It was great just to be back out there,” he added. “I enjoy playing and we know that as a group we have to be flexible and play wherever we are asked to.

“It’s enjoyable here. Everyone is thriving in this environment; maybe we should have had a few more points than we’ve got overall, but most teams will say that.

“These are exciting times for us. We’ve evolved from last year and are that bit wiser now as a group.

“March is going to be a tough month with the volume of games that we have, but we have put ourselves in a good position with plenty of points to play for.

“We fancy our chances against anyone as this level. We’ve done well against the top teams and it all bodes well for the final 15 games.”

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