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Callum Wilson honoured by League One accolade

Coventry Editorial 1st May, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

SKY Blues striker Callum Wilson admits being named in the League One Team of the Year is the perfect way to cap off a hugely successful season on a personal level.

The 22-year-old has been a revelation for Steven Pressley’s side this season and his 21 league goals helped the Sky Blues secure their League One status despite starting the campaign with a ten point deduction.

He has already won the club’s top scorer award in his first full season as a first team regular.

And Wilson says he was shocked to have been selected after missing two months of the season with a shoulder injury in the new year.

“When I got the call from the PFA it was a surprise because being out for two months this season meant the idea of being included didn’t even enter my mind, Wilson told the club’s official website.

“I was concentrating more on short term goals but when I got the call I will admit it was very proud moment because this has been the first real season where injury hasn’t held me back in ways that it had done before this year.

“This is definitely my biggest personal achievement so far, close second being the club’s top scorer because I’ve been at the club’s awards ceremonies in past years seeing older players pick up that award wishing it was me.”

Coventry-born Wilson is likely to attract interest from a host of club this summer, with a number of Championship sides rumoured to be interested in securing his signature this summer.

But the likeable striker is enjoying life with his home-town club and is already planning ahead og the 2014/15 campaign.

“Last season I missed a big part of it through injury but I kept fully focussed on this season by coming back for pre-season a few weeks early and doing sessions every day of the week to make sure I was fit and healthy for this season.

“This time around I will make sure I get the right amount of rest, listen to the coaching staff and follow the summer programme that they give all of the players.”

Looking ahead to the final game of the season at Sheffield United this Saturday, Wilson remains focussed on helping the Sky Blues end what has been a hugely successful campaign on a positive not before a well-earned summer break.

He added: “When players come back for their first game of the season, the last game of the previous season is always the one that is on the mind so it’s important we finish on a positive.

“It will bode well for next season if we can get three points against Sheffield United because it gives us confidence that we can results and that will give us a good springboard.

“I scored against them in the game at Sixfields so it would be great to see out the season by scoring again.”

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