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'Great competition with Leon' - Wilson

3 November 2013

Sky Blues striker Callum Wilson was delighted to score in the 3-0 win over Notts County...

Coventry City striker Callum Wilson was delighted to be back on the score-sheet after City's 3-0 win against Notts County.

The Sky Blues' cause was helped late on in the first half when Magpies striker Danny Haynes was sent off for a dangerous challenge on Jordan Clarke.

Steven Pressley's side put ten-men County to the sword in the second-half as Leon Clarke netted an impressive brace and Wilson notched the third after rounding the goalkeeper.

The 21-year old has scored 11 goals this season, despite not scoring in four matches, and he has credited the hard work of the team after the win over the Magpies.

The City striker said:  "We are climbing up that table and it is great to see. We are now just three points off the play-offs which is incredible.

"It is another three points, which is really important as we have to keep putting pressure on ourselves to do better. 

"I thought it was a composed performance from the side. We didn't panic when the goals didn't come in the first half. 

"We are confident so we knew the chances would come and when they did, we took them really well. Scoring early in the second-half definitely took the pressure off us.

"When I scored, it was always in my mind to take it around the keeper. I have done that a few times before this season and I know my pace helps.

"It was a great pass by John Fleck and I was delighted to score as I hadn't done that in the last couple of games."

Wilson signed a new deal with the club this week, which keeps him with the Sky Blues until 2015 with the club retaining the option to extend until 2016.

With both Leon Clarke and Wilson on 11 goals in the 2013/14 season, Coventry-born Wilson says he welcomes the competition. 

He added: "We just have banter between us about the goal-scoring competition. When he scored I was just laughing because he had caught me up.

"It is friendly competition and we are just happy to see each other scoring to make sure the team keeps progressing up the table.

"If the partnership can keep getting goals throughout the season for the side, then we will both be happy. I think it is healthy as it will keep pushing both of us to get on the score-sheet. 

"We have to keep realistic but more importantly, just enjoy what we are doing at the moment."


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