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Anthony Wordsworth: Walsall play the right way and will be a tough challenge

13 August 2015

Midfielder has experience of playing against the Saddlers last season and is expecting tricky test.

Southend United midfielder Anthony Wordsworth is expecting another tricky test on Saturday when Walsall visit Roots Hall.

Wordsworth – a summer signing after he departed Ipswich Town – played against the Saddlers for Crawley Town on loan in League 1 last season and is expecting total football from Dean Smith's side at the weekend.

“They're a good team who try and play,” the 26-year-old said.

“I think they play three at the back now and have some dangerous strikers as well. We know it will be tough but we're confident of getting a result at Roots Hall

“We played really well on Tuesday, created chances and all that was missing was the goal.”

Wordsworth has played a part in both the Blues' opening competitive matches of the season, and was unfortunate not to score with a thunderous effort before Kazenga Lualua's winner.

But he's happy with the early performances from both himself and the team and is optimistic for an impressive season with the Blues.

“It was a great save from the goalkeeper. It went through a few bodies on the way through to goal and he pulled of a really good stop.

“It went pretty well, I got on the ball a bit more as the game went on and had a chance that I should have done better. Going to Fleetwood is always tough and to come away with a point – especially in the hot conditions – means it's a good point for us to start off with.

“It's gone really good and I'm enjoying it. The lads are great and we're a good team with some great characters who work hard and have quality as well.”

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