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INTERVIEW: Ben Wilson Preston Reaction

The 'keeper reflected on a frustrating night at Deepdale...

30 December 2020

The Sky Blues were left frustrated coming away from Deepdale last night, as they fell to a 2-0 defeat to Alex Neil’s Preston North End.

Goalkeeper Ben Wilson admitted that City lacked cutting edge in taking their opportunities but praised their approach in taking the game to Preston.

He said: “We are very frustrated tonight, it was a brilliant performance but with no end product unfortunately, and obviously the two goals that we conceded we should have dealt better with.

“So we’re disappointed with the result knowing we should have got something out of the game.

“It is the biggest thing conceding two goals and one from open play which is something we haven’t been doing recently. We have got to learn from it and we go again, we will try to pick up our away form.

“It was just pinball (on second goal) and we couldn’t get it away, it hit Dom, bounced off me and Leo and unfortunately fell to them and when luck is on your side then they got the end product.”

He remains optimistic that the goals will come should they carry on creating chances on a regular basis, and hopes City can take their confidence into this weekends game at Millwall.

He said: “It is frustrating we are not scoring, it is not that we are not creating opportunities and we had plenty of chances tonight to put the ball in the net; we are in the right areas and we are creating enough opportunities, so it will come so when one comes, two will come on and so on.

“We have been playing amazing football all season but we got punished at the start, the points we have picked up as of late may not have the prettiest performance but we have got the results.

“You have got to leave it behind you, Millwall will be a nice and physical game for the lads and we are still full of confidence and will take this performance into Saturday and we might have more luck in front of goal.”

Since Wilson stepped up in Marko Marosi’s absence he has put in a string of impressive displays and is looking to retain number one spot whilst hoping Marosi can make a full recovery.

He said: “Marko is doing well and is ahead of his time, it is nice to have him back on the training field and the regime we had beforehand is still just as strong, hopefully within the next few weeks he will be back in the squad.

“The shirt is mine to lose and hopefully I have done enough to maintain the number one spot, if results are going our way then even better and if I keep performing it gives the manager a headache.“

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