THERE was a home debut for goalkeeper, Neil Etheridge, at the weekend.
The former Fulham and Charlton Athletic custodian made a favourable first impression as he helped The Saddlers secure a 1-1 draw with Premier League neighbours, Aston Villa.
"I enjoyed it out there," he said with a smile at the end. "It was fantastic for us to come up against top-flight opponents and I thought our fans really got behind us too, so it was a good day.
"This is my first season when I'll be playing week in, week out and I am looking forward to it. We've got good backroom staff here to help me and I feel ready to face the challenge head on.
"I'll be doing everything I can to establish myself here; it's a good club to be at and the work that I have done over the summer has been excellent and really helped me.
"Now I want to show people what I can do."
There will be more action against top-flight opposition for Etheridge and his team-mates on Tuesday evening when West Bromwich Albion provide the opposition.
Kick-off is 7.30pm and admission is £12 (adults) and £6 (concessions). Come along and show your support!
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