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That Was For Mum - Wilbraham

Aaron Wilbraham has revealed why his 88th minute winner against Blackburn Rovers meant so much to him.

The City skipper settled a tight Sky Bet Championship encounter at Ashton Gate with a late deflected goal.

In celebration, Wilbraham charged towards the Lansdown Stand, pointing into the seating deck as well as looking to the skies.

“It was the first time my mum had watched me play since being given the all-clear from cancer,” he told Bristol City Player HD. “She got it in April and it’s been a difficult time.

“It was a big day for me really. It was my 37th birthday on Friday and all the family came down to cheer me on, so to score the winner was extra special.

“I was desperate to go over and celebrate in front of the family and that goal was for mum.

“It was an emotional day, with the minute’s silence for Gerry Gow and all his family were here to see the tributes. It was great to be able to win for them.”

He added: “It was a bit of scrappy game but it was a real team effort from the lads.

“I spotted Tommo (Lee Tomlin) on the ball and I know he’s got it in the locker to pick you out. I was the furthest forward and as I advanced forward, I saw Tammy (Abraham) get bundled over off the ball.

“I had to try and be positive as the only man up there. It’s probably the first time I’ve done a stepover at the age of 37 but it worked. It was a big deflection but I’ll take the goal!

“When games are tight, it’s important to keep battling and put a chance away when it comes.”

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