Husband: A Physical Game
James Husband admits it was a physically challenging game in the 0-0 draw with West Brom.
Husband, voted Man of the Match by match sponsors HDL, picked up a cut to his head in the encounter at Bloomfield Road, and admits the battle scars are proof of the physical nature of the game.
"It was a challenging and physical game," he said.
"We knew how strong they are in terms of their physicality and power but we held out well and I thought were worthy of a point. We had to defend at times and put our bodies on the line with blocks and interceptions, but that's the defender's jobs.
"We had chances of our own too, and we knew we would. We felt we could cause them problems, and maybe with a little bit more quality or composure at times, we could have taken one of the chances. But, we'll take the point and move on to Saturday."
Husband has started the past three league games in the absence of Richard Keogh, and has enjoyed playing alongside the ever-present Marvin Ekpiteta.
"I personally really enjoy playing alongside Marvin at the back. I think he's taken to the next level like a duck to water and it's nice to be out there playing alongside him.
"Overall, against the three sides at the top of the division, we've taken a win and two draws. A draw at Bournemouth, a draw against West Brom and a win against Fulham. I think we can be happy with where we are at at this stage."