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INTERVIEW: Ben Wilson gives his reaction after agreeing to join the Sky Blues

23 May 2019

Ben Wilson has become the second goalkeeper to join the Sky Blues in two days and he is 'buzzing' to get the deal done.

Wilson will link-up with the Sky Blues when his contract at Bradford City expires, ahead of the 2019/20 League One season.

The 26-year-old joins Marko Marosi in the goalkeeper department along with new Head of Goalkeeping, Aled Williams, in addition to Corey Addai, whose contract option was taken up the Club.

Wilson is looking to come in and make an impact with the Sky Blues and continue the development of his game.

“I’m buzzing, when I got the call to come to a big club like Coventry I literally couldn’t get here quick enough, it’s amazing.

“I’ve been looking round at all the facilities and I’ve got nothing but good stuff to say about the place and I’m really excited.

“You want to play and stamp your authority down straight away and I’m looking forward to that challenge and I think it will be a good one and I’m going to come in and be ready for what comes ahead.”

Wilson is familiar with his new coach, Aled Williams, who he has spoken with ahead of making the move from Bradford City.

Ben is confident that Williams will help to improve his game and he is hoping to hit the ground running ahead of the new season.

“I knew of Aled, he gave me a call to say that Coventry were interested and luckily enough I played against Coventry a few games ago when I was at Bradford and I done ok, well as far as I thought anyway.

“I got a call not so long after the game to say that Coventry were interested, and I was buzzing to get it all sorted.

“Aled is buzzing, for him he will be trying to push me on and make me achieve my aspirations and he has it in his head that it’s nothing but positivity and we can go stride for stride and gain a lot more.

“In goalkeeping in football it’s all about having that relationship with your coach and me and Aled go back a few years so hopefully we can hit the ground running and get into something really positive this season.”

Ben came up against the Sky Blues a few weeks ago at the Ricoh Arena, in a 2-0 defeat for Bradford City.

The ‘keeper was impressed with what he saw from Coventry that day and is looking forward to being part of it going forward.

“I knew that they (Coventry) could have won by five or six on the day!

“The way they played was great, the way they were popping the ball about was unbelievable so to be able to play in a team that plays good football is something I want to do because I like to play, I’m a football goalkeeper so I’m looking forward to being a part of that.”


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