Colin Todd has backed Kevan Broadhurst to steer Walsall out of he relegation mire they find themselves entrenched in.
Bradford's manager was a former playing partner of Broadhurst's at Birmingham City in the early 1980s.
And he saw his team put a huge spanner in Walsall's survival plan by clawing back a two-goal deficit to snare a point. "I think Kevan is his own man," said Todd.
"He has picked up things as he has gone along but he has been in management before and learned the trade, so it's not as if it something new to him.
"He is quite a hard taskmaster and he has good principles.
"He has tried to get them to play football, which is important.
"He could never play himself, mind," laughed Todd in reference to their days together at St Andrew's.