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'Over the moon to seal new deal'

2 July 2013

Coventry-born striker Callum Wilson delighted to extend his stay at City...

Coventry City striker Callum Wilson was 'over the moon' to sign a new one-year deal with his hometown club ahead of the 2013/14 League One season.

The 21-year old made 12 appearances last season for the club and scored one of the best strikes of the season during the 2-2 draw with Colchester United.

Having fought back from several serious leg injuries to prove his potential and secure a new deal, Wilson wants to make a real impact next season.

The Coventry-born forward said: "I am absolutely over the moon to sign a new deal because I am from Coventry so to continue my stay at my hometown club is great.

"The new deal gives me more time to impress the manager and hopefully get a new contract at the end of next season.

"I have had several bad injuries but it is all behind me now and hopefully I can just get on with playing football.

"I think it has made me a stronger person and I matured through the time I was injured. That helped me when I came back into the side which meant I impressed the manager towards the end of the season."

The City Academy graduate made his first City appearance in August 2009 and had loan spells with Kettering Town and Tamworth. 

As with every striker going into a new season, Wilson has a goal tally he wants to achieve but doesn't want to reveal the target yet.

He continued: "Well, obviously I want to score more than I did last season. I have a number in my head I want to score but not going to reveal it yet.

"I want to start a lot more games and if I can prove to the manager I am worthy of more starts, I should be able to score more goals.

"It is great to be back into the swing of things. We have done a lot of work with the ball in training so far and I am already feeling much fitter.

"I only touched a ball twice in the off-season so it is good to be back as I just want to play football."  

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