Wilson: I want to stay

Town defender James Wilson has expressed his desire to stay at Town following his short term deal.

The former Lincoln man signed a short term deal until January on the eve of the season after spending much of pre-season on trial with Town and has been linked with a move to Peterborough and Sunderland.

“I’m really enjoying it,” Wilson said. 

“It was a big decision coming here, especially on a short-term contract. I didn’t come here to not be involved, I came here to get into the team.

“I’ve loved every game I’ve played so hopefully I can stay around a bit longer.

“The manager was always really positive with me.

“Nothing’s been discussed but I’ve still got a few months left before I leave, so plenty of time yet.

“There’s no place I’d rather be right now.”

Wilson has benefitted from Lambert’s rotation policy which has seen the centre-back making 10 starts so far this campaign.

“I think with the way he (Lambert) rotates the team everyone is going to get a chance so you’ve just got to take it when you get it.

“I feel good, I think a lot of the boys feel the same. It’s always nice to get a rest in the season.

“We’ve got a couple of games to catch up on now so we’ll have some tough Tuesday night games. I think the rest will have done us good.”

Wilson also spoke about the frustration of missing out on Blues’ trip to Accrington this weekend, after he was sent off following two yellow cards in the 1-0 win over Fleetwood Town.

“I was gutted because I know I was on a booking but I didn’t think I did enough to justify getting sent off.

“That was frustrating but there are plenty of games still to go and hopefully I can play my part going forward.”

Speaking about extending the 30-year-old’s deal earlier this month, manager Paul Lambert said: “He’s certainly doing himself no harm whatsoever and I’m pretty sure it’s something we need to look at.”

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