Walsall midfielder Emmanuel Osadebe has enjoyed growing a bond with the Saddlers fans.
The 25-year-old has been in fine form and capped off an excellent performance at Boundary Park with a goal.
He was serenaded at the end of the game with fans chanting his name and the midfielder is loving the energy from the supporters.
“I’ve felt the love from the fans,” Osadebe said.
“It’s the first time I have really felt the love in a year and a half.
"I thought to myself, this actually feels nice you know because I am used to getting the other side of it but I am used to that so I don’t mind.
“That side of it has only made me a better player as I wanted to prove to myself that I can show people, whether that’s our fans, people in the league or people that we are playing against that I am good enough to play.
“It felt good. I felt like we owed the fans that one, especially the ones that travel with us every week. We hadn’t got an away win so far this season and I felt like that was something that we really needed.
“The boys, from Jack to George to the back four, I felt like it was a fantastic performance all round (against Oldham)."
The Saddlers are back at home on Saturday after two tough away games.
Osadebe is looking forward to getting back on home turf and is keen to make the Banks’s Stadium a fortress.
“What we have tried to do is make our home ground somewhere where we don’t want to give away any points,” he commented.
“We don’t want anyone coming here and taking anything away and I feel like we have done that well this season other than one or two games.
“From the position we are in now, confidence is very high and I don’t see us giving away points to anyone and I feel like at home on Saturday, we will show people what we are about.”
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