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INTERVIEW: Jordan Willis: "I have never scored a goal like that before!"

The Sky Blues are promoted back to SkyBet League One...

29 May 2018

Defender Jordan Willis described his opener against Exeter at Wembley as the greatest goal he has ever scored after the Sky Blues were promoted back to SkyBet League One thanks to a comfortable win in the capital.

Willis has only scored twice this season, the first being the opener against Premier League Stoke City at the Ricoh Arena in January, and settled Sky Blue nerves inside Wembley when he turned with his back to goal and found the far corner just after half-time to open the scoring once more.

"I have never scored a goal like that before in my life," he said with a laugh.

"It isn't the worst place to score a goal like that really is it!

"I was up for a set-piece and we kept possession so I stayed amongst the forwards and to be honest I really didn't expect Doyler to give it me where I was. My first touch was brilliant and then the finish was even better.

"I don't really get in that position very often but I might try and get myself there more often," he said with a laugh.

As expected, the game started as a nervy encounter but Willis' fellow defenders were as solid as they were early on in the season, allowing the Sky Blues time to be patient and wait for their goals to come.

Willis walked up the Wembley steps to collect his medal for the second time in his career, just 13 months on from the Checkatrade Trophy triumph over Oxford United.

"It took us a while to settle down on a stage like this. The nerves were there and you could see that during the first half but during the second half we have shown everyone what we are all about.

"The important thing today was that we are promoted. It means everything to us and the fans.

"To respond to the relegation last season by coming back up straight away is fantastic. I am so happy that we have given the fans something this big to cheer about.

He added: "Every season promotion will be the goal. Hopefully, we can carry on the good work from this season and push on next season.


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