Defender Shay Facey is hoping that the Saddlers’ hard-work in the build-up to Saturday’s FA Cup second round tie with Oxford United pays off in game.
The 24-year-old, who was the sixth signing in a busy summer for the club, admitted that he is really looking forward to being involved in such a prestigious competition and is hopeful that the team can use the momentum they currently have behind them to advance through to the third round.
“It has been a bit of an up and down season for us but we aren’t getting carried away on the run that we are on at the moment,” said Facey.
“We’ve been on a run like this before but then happened to take a bit of a step back but it was just a matter of regrouping and making sure that when things are going well that we don’t get too far ahead of ourselves and I think that is what is putting us in good stead at the moment because we have got a good bit of momentum behind us.
“Every game is a chance for us to prove something to the manager, to the club and to the fans.
“We will be going into the game against Oxford looking to put on a performance.
“We have to look at it as though they are just another opponent really and we have got to impose what we want to do in the game and if we can do that then I think we have got a good chance of getting something from the match.
“It’s an absolute honour to be able to play in the FA Cup. I haven’t managed to play in many games in the competition myself but it is another one that I can add to my resumé and I am really looking forward to it.
“We aren’t going in with the mentality that they’re the division above us, we’re looking at it as there is a task in front of us and we have worked on it all week and hopefully we can execute what we have been working on.”