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Wilbraham Brace Brings Up Landmark

Aaron Wilbraham delivered on a pre-match promise to team-mates ahead of Friday’s 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest to bring up an impressive goalscoring statistic.

The City skipper had begun 49 games for the club going into the televised clash at Ashton Gate and needed a brace to secure a goal ratio of 1:2 in his 50th start.

Within ten minutes Wilbraham had duly delivered, tucking home a deflected opener and then converting Derrick Williams’ cross with a bullet header soon after.

“I was having a bit of banter with the lads before the game about it,” Wilbraham told Bristol City Player HD.

“I knew I needed two goals in the game to reach that mark, so I was very pleased with that.

“I should have had a hat-trick really with the double chance in the second half, but it wasn’t to be. I think I should have gone for power rather than placement with the rebound but I didn’t really connect with it right.

“The important thing was getting two goals in front. In previous games we’ve sat back on our leads but as the gaffer has said to us, ‘what gets you in front, keeps you in front’ so it was important we kept going.

“By pushing on for the second goal so soon after the first it gave us the breathing space. We saw the game out well with a clean sheet.”

Wilbraham and his colleagues are now busy preparing for a trip to Sky Bet Championship leaders Brighton & Hove Albion tomorrow night (7.45pm).

It’s not a trip that will daunt the City skipper, who feels the team have now settled into the division.

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