Fleetwood Town defender James Husband spoke after Town’s goalless draw at home to Walsall on Saturday afternoon and knows the importance of getting that first clean sheet at home of the season.
The on-loan left back from Championship side Norwich City helped Fleetwood earn their first clean sheet of the season with the draw against the Sadlers at Highbury Stadium.
Chances fell for either side with Ross Wallace arguably having the best one at the start of the second half. After a lovely cross by Husband, Wallace tried an acrobatic effort at goal, it beat the keeper, but not the goal line.
Walsall went close too with opportunities falling for Andy Cook and Morgan Ferrier, but it’s a share of the points for either side.
Here are the key quotes from James Husband’s post-match interview…
His thoughts on the game…
“I thought it was a scrappy game, but it’s a game where we have put another point on the board. There were chances for both sides today and it could have gone either way, and if we took our chances, we go on and win the match.
“I don’t think they [Walsall] will be too displeased with the result, although they had the fair share of the chances in the first half, and then in the second half we edged it.
“We need to take all the positives from the match, and the point and look forward.”
On the first clean sheet at home this season…
“Clean sheet for us and that is something we are really happy with, but also these are the kind of games that we’d have loved to have won as they help you as the season goes on, but we need to look at the positives and move on to the next game.
“We made a point about it this week at the training ground that we haven’t been keeping enough clean sheets as we would like, and so today that was pleasing, especially with the back four unit and the goal keeper, it’s something we are very pleased with.”
On the fans pushing the side forward…
“The fans really have been brilliant in recent weeks. They’ve had some long trips away in the league and cup and it was nice to be back home, with them trying to push us over the line.
“Unfortunately for us, we couldn’t do that but we move on together into the next match.”