Wilbraham: "It's the Best Moment of My Career"

  • May 07, 2018 | By Chris Mann
  • URL Short URL: http://b-ac.es/20214

Aaron Wilbraham has described his goal that saw Bolton retain their Championship status as 'the best moment of my career'.

With Wanderers just a matter of minutes away from relegation to League One, Wilbraham stooped to head home only his second goal of the season and spark wild scenes that have been rarely seen at Macron Stadium.

Speaking to OfficialBWFC on YouTube, when asked what his history-making goal meant, he said: "I can't believe it. I've never concentrated so much on a ball in my entire career.

"I had to forget about the whole situation with other results, the position and just try to guide it across goal.

"I told my Mrs I was going to take my shirt off if I scored. She told me not to bother because I'm nearly 40 but it was coming off. It took me a while to get it off because I've been in the gym but what a moment!

"I've said all season I want to play until I'm 40. The manager has said it to me when he's seen me doing the runs with the lads.

"The fitness coaches say I can do six runs instead of 10 that the other lads do, but I say no because I want the boys to know when I'm on the pitch with them that they can rely on me. I don't want them to think I might not get to one because I'm a bit older.

"I want to everything the boys do. I train every day, don't take days off and stay part of the squad to let them know I'm ready when wanted.

"I can do 90 minutes, it's not a problem. I am a fit lad for my age. I sound like I'm bigging myself up but it's the best moment of my career."

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