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Norman enjoying his role on the pitch

17 December 2020

Walsall defender Cameron Norman has been enjoying his role in the team this season and was pleased to contribute to a goal on Tuesday evening.

Norman helped the Saddlers earn a 3-2 victory away at Oldham Athletic in midweek as his cross led to Carl Piergianni’s own goal in the second half.

The right-back has been impressive, particularly from an attacking sense this season and he was pleased to be rewarded for his efforts by creating the second goal on Tuesday night.

“That one in particular I put it in a good area and things like that can happen so I’m just happy to have been part of the goal and contribute towards the win," he said.

“It’s something I enjoy doing, I’m a full-back that likes to defend but also like to go forward. I know I can have a big effect on the team going forward as well as help the defence out.

“The long throw is also something I like to use and I’m happy to do it. I’m still waiting for a goal to come off from it but they’re quite hard to deal with so really happy with that.

“We were absolutely buzzing to get the win on the board and keep that run going, which we feel that we deserve and tonight was a different sort of win. We showed great character, to go two-nil up we were disappointed to go back to 2-2 but it shows what kind of character we have in the group to get that back and get the win that we thoroughly deserve.”

The Saddlers now turn their attention to Saturday’s clash with Port Vale at the Banks’s Stadium to kick-off the festive programme.

Norman is expecting a difficult test against the Valiants but is heading into the game full of confidence.

“It’s like all of the teams we play in this league, you’ve got to apply yourselves first before you can put your own touches on the game,” he commented.

“We know it’s going to be a tough test but we go into the game high on confidence and fully expecting to get a result, wanting a result and we’ll be trying our hardest to get a win.

“Everybody knows that at Christmas there are games every couple of days so at least to keep that kind of consistency in the games is a good thing and it keeps you in that routine. Everyone is looking forward to the games and we’re high on confidence.”

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