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'My partner says I can't take penalties'

14 December 2013

Callum Wilson has revealed his delight at scoring his first professional penalty against Crewe Alexandra...

Coventry City striker Callum Wilson revealed his delight at scoring his 14th goal of the season against Crewe Alexandra.

Tom Hitchcock had put Crewe ahead in the 14th minute before Franck Moussa turned home a Chris Maguire corner to level the tie going into the break.
 
City's top-scorer Wilson put the Sky Blues ahead ten minutes into the second half with his first professional penalty but the home side failed to record back-to-back victories, as Chuks Aneke's strike made sure the points were shared. 

Wilson was disappointed to draw the game but hopes to continue his goal-scoring form throughout the Christmas period.

The Coventry-born forward said: "As my partner often tells me, she is not confident when I take penalties. When I was on loan, she said I would spoon them over the bar so it was good to see it go in.

"The conditions were terrible so I had a bit of difficulty putting the ball on the spot. It kept moving so I had to try and keep my composure. 

"Obviously, I'm delighted to score 14 goals already. I have already beaten my target so it is all about setting new targets. I don't want to think about it too much though as the goals could dry up.

"It was a shame my goal wasn't the winning goal but that is football. It was a competitve match and we had the majority of chances so maybe we should have won."

Wilson returned to the side against the Alex after his one-game suspension meant he missed the FA Cup second round tie at Hartlepool United.

Another City striker returned to action as Leon Clarke came off the bench in the second-half and Wilson says it is great to see him back on the pitch.

He added: "It was good to see him back on the pitch and there were glimpses of our partnership connecting once again. He'll get sharper and I'm sure we'll get that understanding back.

"I'm sure the goals between us will start flowing again as it has been an incredible this season. He knows how I play and I know how he plays. 

"For a new person to come in and not have that same connection, it can often be difficult. I'm sure that the next game we play together, the goals will be coming."


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