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In his own words: Aaron Wilbraham post-Nottingham Forest

6 May 2018

Bolton Wanderers will play Sky Bet Championship football in 2018/19 after a dramatic season finale at Macron Stadium against Nottingham Forest.

Goals from Adam Le Fondre, David Wheater and Aaron Wilbraham ensured a deserved 3-2 win as Bolton secured their place in the second tier for next term.

After the game, the hero Wilbraham spoke to bwfc.co.uk and discussed the following topics…

On his goal…

It eas unbelievable - I’ve never concentrated so much on a ball in my entire career.

I had a few chances in the game, Alfie put in a great ball and I had to forget about the other games and the whole situation.

I tired to guide it across goal and seeing the ball hit the back of the net…just wow!

I told my missus this morning that I would take my shirt off if I scored and she told me not to because I’m nearly 40!

It took me a while to get it off because I have been in the gym, but what a moment.

On his performance…

I’ve had games like that in the past, and when I was younger, I might have been worried about it.

The gaffer said to me at half time to keep going and you’ve got to be brave in that situation.

When I first came to the club I wasn’t fit enough, but as much as the moans and groans, there has been a lot of positivity and fans wishing me well.

My goal today is the best moment of my career.

On his future…

I’ve said to the lads and the manager that I want to play until I’m 40.

The fitness coach says to me that I can do six runs instead of 10 but I do full sets because I want the boys to know that they can rely on me when I’m on the pitch.

I train every day, I don’t take days off and I want the squad to know that I am ready if I’m wanted.


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