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I Always Believed - Wilbraham

Aaron Wilbraham says he was never in any doubt about City’s ability to secure Sky Bet Championship survival.

The striker’s goal at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday played a key role in securing the point City required to book their place in the second tier for 2016/17.

The 2-2 draw was enough to take City clear of the relegation zone, confirming MK Dons’ drop into League One, where they will join Charlton Athletic and Bolton Wanderers.

The skipper told Bristol City Player HD: “I never doubted we would get out of the trouble we were in.

“I knew we would do it. At times we may have been looking at the other scores coming in but we’ve taken it upon ourselves to get the results to get the job done.

“With some of the football we have played this season I think we more than deserve to stay up.

“The way we’ve set up and performed under pressure has got us over the line. I know we say it a lot but we’ve got a great team spirit here.

“All the young lads have had a season in the Championship now and they’ll be better for the experience. Hopefully they can take that into next season.”

Wilbraham’s eighth goal of the campaign put City 2-1 up at Ewood Park and although they were pegged back ten minutes from time, the point was enough for both teams to start planning ahead for Championship football next season.

“It was a massive goal to get us in front in the game,” Wilbraham said.

“Blackburn were going for it as well and fought hard to get their equaliser, but ultimately both teams did enough to stay up.

“I was pleased with the goal. It was great play from Bill (Luke Ayling). Obviously when he was at Arsenal he was watching (Robert) Pires and (Thierry) Henry walk the ball into the net!

“It was actually really unselfish from him to square it and I was delighted when the ball went in.”

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