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INTERVIEW: Ben Wilson West Bromwich Albion Reaction

Penalty hero reflects on clean sheet…

24 April 2022

Sky Blues goalkeeper Ben Wilson marked his return to the starting eleven with a stoppage time penalty save and clean sheet as City drew 0-0 with West Bromwich Albion.

City stopper Ben Wilson was granted his first start since the 4-1 win versus Peterborough in January and stepped up to the plate with a remarkable performance.

A clean sheet and fine penalty save sealed a sweet return to the Sky Blues starting lineup and Wilson shared his elation when reflecting on the day.

“I was just away with the fairies, my emotions were sky-high, I was absolutely buzzing when all the lads came running over.” Wilson beamed.

“I spoke with Aled before hand, we looked at the clips and I said before the game which way I was going to dive, no matter what and luckily he went that way.

“I think Rosey was shouting at me get back in your goal and I was saying it’s full-time and I was absolutely ecstatic to get the point and it’s going to be tough, but it still puts you in with a shout of the play-offs, so hopefully we can get rewarded for that.

“Everyone’s buzzing for a really good point against a really good team to be honest.”

Bar a run of games across an interrupted Christmas period, chances have been few and far between for Wilson, who has had to be patient behind Simon Moore.

The City goalkeeper spoke on what it meant for Mark Robins to select him once again, as well as giving his verdict on the squad’s performances this campaign.

“To play again, I thank the gaffer for that and his faith in me. I’ve repaid him in that sense by coming out and keeping a clean sheet for the boys. 

“The lads have been amazing this season and to be where we are is a credit to everyone because everyone from the outside would’ve never of put is where we are, so to be here comes from within.

“We’ve got great coaching staff here, a great manager and the team spirit amongst the boys is second to none.

"It’s probably the best changing room I’ve been in, in terms of the togetherness and we’ve give ourselves a chance to build on this season and next season you never know what can happen.

“But credit to all the lads that have played their part, obviously Simon, a big shoutout to him because he’s been fantastic all season and luckily the gaffer’s put me in today so I can take a little bit of the plaudits now.

“As long as I’ve got a smile on my face and I’m making people feel positive, I’m always putting my arm around someone and saying you’ve got this and that’s within in the changing room, there’s a whole group of lads that do the same as myself."

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