Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

SADDLERS SHOW STEEL

3 January 2014

Skipper plays his part in blunting The Blades...

THE SADDLERS came from behind to win for the first time this season on New Year's Day when a penalty from Craig Westcarr and a first-ever career League goal for James Chambers gave us a hard-earned, but well-deserved, 2-1 victory over Sheffield United.

"You could say that coming from behind to win has got a monkey off our back," said skipper, Andy Butler, with a wry smile. "Everyone is pleased with the result; it was a strong performance, especially in the second half.

"Craig Westcarr came on at half-time and made a real difference. He is such a clever player and a real asset to the team.

"We asked a lot of questions of our opponents after the break and deserved the three points in the end. You can be sure that this team will stick together and work hard for each other and that was certainly the case on Wednesday.

"The Gaffer, Richard O'Kelly and Jon Whitney are very big on teamwork and we regularly have problem-solving tasks where we get together in groups. It gets everyone thinking and working as a team plus there is that competitive element."

The conditions were difficult throughout the game with strong winds and driving rain.

"The wind played a massive part," added Butler. "But we held our line well and defended as a team with everyone playing their part.

"Our visitors started well and we had to weather something of a storm in order to get our reward.

"It's about us all learning from every game and maintaining the standards that we have set ourselves."

Advertisement block