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"I was shocked to be included in the League One Team of the Year," says Callum Wilson

28 April 2014

Coventry City striker Callum Wilson says he was shocked but proud to be included in the PFA League One Team of the Year

Coventry City striker Callum Wilson said his inclusion in the PFA League One Team of the Year was the proudest individual achievement of his short career.

The 22-year-old's 22 goals in all competitions this season earned him a place in the prestigious line-up, which was announced on Sunday.

The season has been a breakout one for the Coventry-born forward who has topped the club goalscoring charts in his first relatively injury-free campaign since signing his first professional deal after graduating from the club's academy in 2010.

Wilson has also been a contender for the League One top scorer award all season long despite missing all of January and February through a shoulder injury suffered on New Year's Day.

He said: "When I got the call from the PFA it was a surprise because being out for two months this season meant the idea of being included didn't even enter my mind.

"I was concentrating more on short term goals but when I got the call I will admit it was very proud moment because this has been the first real season where injury hasn't held me nack in ways that it had done before this year.

"This is definitely my biggest personal achievement so far, close second being the club's top scorer because I've been at the club's awards ceremonies in past years seeing older players pick up that award wishing it was me."

Wilson has picked up a string of the club's official Goal and Player of the Month awards this season but he added that he wanted to continue the trend by concentrating on being consistent week in week out for the 2014/15 campaign.


"Last season I missed a big part of it through injury but I kept fully focussed on this season by coming back for pre-season a few weeks early and doing sessions every day of the week to make sure I was fit and healthy for this season.

"This time around I will make sure I get the right amount of rest, listen to the coaching staff and follow the summer programme that they give all of the players."

He also said his phone had not stopped ringing with messages of congratulations from family and close friends but he added that he was still focussed on helping City see out this season on a positive note when they wrap up their 2013/14 campaign on Saturday with an away trip to Sheffield United.

He said: "When players come back for their first game of the season, the last game of the previous season is always the one that is on the mind so it's important we finish on a positive.

"It will bode well for next season if we can get three points against Sheffield United because it gives us confidence that we can results and that will give us a good springboard.

"It will be interesting for me personally as well because United defender Harry Maguire will be playing and he also got in the Team of the Year so it will be good to go up against him.

"I scored against them in the game at Sixfields so it would be great to see out the season by scoring again."

Watch Callum Wilson's impressive strike against Sheffield United below!



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