Arriving at the club last summer with fewer than 50 league appearances to his name at the age of 26, Ben Wilson was clearly brought in as the back-up option in goal. Marko Marosi’s form over the previous season has meant that the wisdom of having a reserve in the position who is neither experienced nor young and improving has not been tested. That said, Wilson played reasonably well during the handful of cup games he played last year and seems to have a good character off-the-pitch.
While Wilson’s goalkeeping skills have yet to be put to the test, he has looked comfortable with the ball at his feet, quick off his line and a vocal communicator with his defence. It seems as if he was brought in as a good fit with the rest of the squad both on and off the pitch – aided by having worked with goalkeeping coach, Aled Williams, when the two were at Cardiff City together.
It seems doubtful that Ben Wilson will get the chance to establish himself as first-choice at Coventry City over the remaining two years he has on his contract. However, he and the club need to make sure he’s ready to come in whenever an opportunity presents itself.