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REACTION | Saddlers win shows togetherness and character

Posted: Mon 20 Mar 2017

Blues defender spoke to Blues Player HD following the comeback over Walsall...

Blues defender Anton Ferdinand hailed the belief in the squad to fight back from a 2-0 deficit at half time to claim a dramatic win at home to Walsall.

Two goals from former Blues man Franck Moussa put the Saddlers in the ascendency and on course for their first away win since Boxing Day.

But Nile Ranger, Ferdinand and Simon Cox struck in the final 30 minutes which Ferdinand said afterwards shows Blues’ promotion credentials.

“It was a very big win. A win that we deserved.

“Not after the first half performance, but in the second half we definitely deserved it.

“To go in at half time 2-0 down was a shock to the system, but we dug deep, we dug in and we made sure we gave the fans something to shout about in the second half.

“First of all that shows our togetherness and the character we’ve got in our squad.

“Then we’ve got people willing to take the game by the scruff of the neck and make things happen.

“Any promotion team that I’ve been in and that you see, they have them type of credentials.”

Cox bagged his 12th goal of the season with his winner, but had to wait for his turn by coming off the bench.

Ferdinand said that shows the quality in the squad and the success in the recruitment process over the summer and January.

“It’s not just about me, Range or Coxy, it’s about the squad,” he added.

“We all play our part but it’s about the squad and not just us.

“That [the size of the squad] shows the recruitment work that was done in the summer was second to none.

“To be able to attract players that have played at a higher level shows how good he [the manager] is.”