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INTERVIEW: Ben Wilson on stoppage time goal and Blackburn Rovers draw

The Sky Blues goalkeeper scored his first career goal at Ewood Park on Wedneday night...

19 April 2023

Sky Blues goalkeeper Ben Wilson could scarcely believe he was the man to force home a last-minute equaliser to snatch a point away at Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday night.

The 30-year-old, who signed a new contract with the Club earlier this season, went up for a late corner a forced home a Gustavo Hamer cross to level the game.

Wilson made a number of important saved over the 90 minutes and spoke of his pride at full-time, after being the man to find the net.

On the game and the result at Ewood Park:

"They were a good side but the game wasn't done and we kept digging in. We weren't great during the first half but we came out fighting after that. We got what we deserved in the end."

On his late goal:

"I was looking over, creeping to the halfway line, and the Gaffer was looking at his watch. I was thinking: 'Awey, Gaffer!'

"Five minutes before that I had envisaged myself scoring an overhead kick. I'm not even joking.

"The corner was great and there I was, to score a great goal. I rose like a salmon, took it down, and it rolled in off my knee. 

"I wanted to make myself a nuisance but I will take what happened. I was ecstatic.

"I was lifting my top off to take it off but I looked behind me and nobody was following me. The emotions were all over the shop. I've lost my voice. I was buzzing and it was what we deserved."

On the final three games:

"We have momentum again. We're unbeaten in three and we're confident in our ability. 

"We need to take each game as it comes. We have a right chance."

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