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Fitzwater: great to be back

26 December 2018

Defender Jack Fitzwater expressed his delight at being back in the team for the Saddlers' 1-1 draw with Peterborough United.

It was just his second league game since mid-October, when he sustained a foot injury in a match against Southend United, and the 21-year-old was over the moon to be involved. 

A goal right on the stroke of half-time from Isaiah Osbourne gave the Saddlers the lead, only for Ivan Toney to equalise two minutes into the second half.
 
And the on-loan defender admitted the group were devastated not to win - but says we can take plenty of positives from the performance heading into today's Boxing Day clash with Bristol Rovers.
 
“The boys were devastated in the changing room,” said Fitzwater. “It’s obvious we should have put that game to bed.
 
“We got a great reaction from the Bradford game - that was always on our minds but we should have left with three points.
 
“If we can continue to perform like that we will be alright. Peterborough scoring just after half-time was a sucker-punch but I think we got to grips with that.
 
“We went on and should have won the game. We had four or five glorious chances but we didn’t put them to bed.
 
“We played really well. We knew they would play a lot of long balls but we dealt with it well. 
 
“Robbo hasn’t had a shot to save really, so we will take the positives and now look forward to Bristol Rovers on Boxing Day.
 
“It felt great to be back out there. I have been on at the gaffer, saying 'can I get back in, can I get back in'.
 
“I am really happy but I just want to be getting minutes and playing games because I know what I can bring to the team."

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