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INTERVIEW: Tom Billson Talks New Deal

The 'keeper agreed new terms last week...

22 December 2020

Sky Blues ‘keeper, Tom Billson believes hard work has paid off after he put pen-to-paper on a new deal with Coventry last week.

Billson has enjoyed a successful season so far with the Sky Blues Under-23s, as well as with the first team, having made his debut in the EFL Cup against Gillingham.

Reflecting on his new deal, whilst delighted to agree new terms, Billson told how he isn’t resting on his laurels and knows this is just the start.

“I’m really happy.” Billson said.

“I feel like I’ve worked hard since I’ve come back in over the summer, so it feels good to be rewarded with a new contract.

“I think it’s just testament to my hard work like I said, as well as training hard every day and doing my best in games and I feel I’ve definitely come a long way, but there’s still miles to go, but it’s a good step.”

Billson has developed throughout 2020, whether that be through some of the loan spells he had during the 2019/20 season, or learning from the likes of Aled Williams, Ben Wilson, and Marko Marosi.

“I think it obviously matures you (the loan moves) a little bit and it’s a different style of football to play, it just gives you a chance adds layers to your game so yeah definitely helpful.

“I’m always learning everyday from Aled, Ben and Marko and with Campy as well since he’s come in obviously, he’s got a lot of experience.”

“I’m always seeing what they do and what I can improve on and I’m looking forward to that continuing.

“I’ve set myself some targets; some achievable ones for where I want to be and I think if I keep my same attitude my same work rate then I’ll give myself the best chance of achieving them.”

Looking back on the season so far, Tom spoke of his pride at making his debut in the Carabao Cup against Gillingham at Priestfield.

Tom looked destined to make a clean sheet, however a late penalty for the Gills in injury time meant it wasn’t to be.

“I was very proud to make my debut and I enjoyed it to be fair; it was a bit of a quiet game, but I definitely enjoyed it.

“I was unlucky to be fair that I didn’t manage to save a penalty, but it was one of those things but very enjoyable.

“Obviously it counts for a lot and it’s a different setting and feeling to a 23’s fixture so yeah like I said it was very enjoyable.”


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