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'We appreciate fans support' - Wilson

12 August 2013

Callum Wilson also hopes to keep his place in the side despite the arrival of new striker Mathieu Manset...

Having seen former Reading striker Mathieu Manset join Coventry City last week, Sky Blues striker Callum Wilson knows competition for a starting spot will become difficult.

Manset, who has also had spells at Swiss Premier League club FC Sion and Carlisle United, became City's first summer signing having spent a month on trial with the club. 

Wilson has enjoyed a great start to the season so far, starting all three games and scoring three goals, including a brace in the 5-4 win over Bristol City. 

The 21-year old signed a new one-year deal in the summer and hopes to keep his place in the side, despite new competition from French striker Manset. 

Wilson said: "It is great to see a couple of new signings come into the club as it gives the squad a real lift and more strength throughout the squad.

"With Mathieu (Manset) coming in, it does increase the competition in the squad with only two places in the team and three of us competing for them. We are always going to be looking over our shoulders so we just have to concentrate on our own game.

"I think I have done well so far this season. I have got on the score-sheet and even when I didn't, I thought I played well in the Leyton Orient game.

"We have only won one of the games so far, but we have probably deserved results from the other two performances so I think we have had a good start to the season."

The Sky Blues played their first home game of the season against Bristol City at Sixfields where just over 1,100 City fans watched the 5-4 win. 

Despite being disappointed with the amount of City fans at the game, Coventry-born Wilson says he fully understands why fans choose to stay away.

He added: "It is disappointing as we would like to be playing in front of more people but really happy for the fans who did come to the game.

"They probably got value for money and we really appreciate their support. With the fans who stayed away, I understand where they are coming from.

"Hopefully we'll see a few more come down and soon get a stadium built where they can come and watch us play at home, in Coventry."

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