Callum Wilson wants to repay the faith shown in him by interim City boss Lee Carsley
Coventry City striker Callum Wilson says he has been overwhelmed by the faith interim Sky Blues boss Lee Carsley has shown in him.
It's been a frustrating season for the 20-year-old who started pre-season on the front foot only to suffer a series of injuries that have hampered his progress.
Wilson was at the head of the pack in fitness tests in the lead up to the start of the 2012/13 season only to pick up three successive metatarsal fractures that have kept him out of training.
He has however been fit for the last two months and has worked his way back into the first team fold under Carsley who has rewarded the youngster with consecutive substitute appearances in City's last two games.
The lastest was in the Sky Blues' 2-1 home defeat to Crewe Alexandra at the Ricoh Arena but Wilson so he was hoping to grasp his opportunity and come off the bench and make an impact on games.
"I'me overwhelmed with the time I've had on the pitch so far and with the progress I feel I've made since coming back from injury," Wilson said.
"I came back for pre-season feeling really fit and won the bleep test and then I picked up injuries that set me back for about three months.
"I had an operation on my foot so I've not played as many games as I'd have liked but I want to make more appearances and repay the faith Lee Carsley has shown in me."
Wilson is comfortable in Carsley's company having played under him for the Sky Blues' development squad.
He says he is happy with his current role on the bench given the form of Leon Clarke and Stephen Elliott in front of goal but he says he want to be a different kind of player to give the Sky Blues an extra option to affect games.
"Me and Carso have worked together since I've been fit and I want to show him and the fans what I can do.
"Sleeves (Elliott) and Leon have been doing well up front and scoring goals so coming off the bench for me is perfect at the moment considering how long I've been out.
"I watch them play and what they bring and it's great to learn from but I think it's important as well that I'm my own player, I try to bring something a bit different and set myself apart from other strikers so I can be an option when change is needed."