Skipper was named man of the match against Burton...Striker Tom Bradshaw has described experienced captain Adam Chambers as Walsall’s ‘unsung hero’.
Chambers produced a man-of-the-match performance in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Burton – a result which saw Walsall replace the Brewers at the top of League One.
The 34-year-old midfielder has started every game in league and cup – and Bradshaw, who scored a penalty in the Burton win, has praised the influential skipper.
“He’s key to us,” said Bradshaw.
“The gaffer has played him in a slightly deeper role this year and he’s the one who keeps recycling the play.
“He’s a bit of an unsung hero because he doesn’t necessary score goals and bag a screamer from 30 yards.
“But he’s key to what we do and without him we wouldn’t be anywhere near as effective.
“He’s our captain and the glue that holds us all together.”
Walsall manager Dean Smith has also paid tribute to his captain.
“Adam deservedly got man of the match against Burton,” said Smith.
“He sat in front of our three centre halves and mopped everything up. He won headers and tackles, and distributed it very well.
“That’s something that maybe gets lost at times but his pass completion stats are probably the best in our team.”