Walsall twins Adam and James Chambers will step onto the Wembley turf on Sunday backed by a manager they have a lot of respect for.
Both twins spoke to Express and Star and praised Dean Smith’s approach to management which they have never seen before.
Adam said ‘His dad used to throw parties and family and friends would come round, so we had met Dean on previous occasions when we were kids.’
“Then I ended up going on loan to Sheffield Wednesday and playing alongside him.’
“When I finally got myself fit after my injury my agent gave Dean a call when he was Orient.’
“I went down to train for a few days. I ended up staying five years’
James said “From my first few days at the club, I remember walking in and seeing the rapport he had with a couple of players, my brother included,” he says.
“It kind of took me back a bit, I had never seen it before.’
“I think, no matter your age, or what clubs you have been at previously, whatever it might be, he has a way of getting the best out of people and treating them like human beings.”
“He gives you a great environment to better yourself and really goes the extra mile.’
“He helps them through things. I cannot speak highly enough of him.’
In four years Adam Chambers has made over one hundred and sixty games for Walsall, scoring two goals and as club captain will lift the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy – should Walsall win the final.