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Wilson Looking To Learn

13 September 2012

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Sunderland goalkeeper Ben Wilson joined Chesterfield on loan to provide cover for Richard O'Donnell.

Wilson didn't have much time to prepare for the move but jumped at the chance to move to the Spireites.

He said: "I got called into the office after training and they said everything is ready to go and if you sign a few papers then you'll be at Chesterfield by tomorrow.

"It was a great opportunity for me to get myself down here and hopefully get noticed."

The stopper is keen to learn during his time at Chesterfield and was particularly looking forward to working with Mark Crossley.

"I love meeting new people and getting to work with new people.

"Obviously Mark Crossley has been around; he;s been in the premier league and played at the highest level and i'm looking forward to the challenge working with Mark himself.

"He knows what he's doing and he's got the experience.

"I think the key to success now for a young lad is to try and get out there get on loan.

"Everyone wants to play at the highest level but this gives you the opportunity to be noticed."

A boyhood Sunderland fan, Wilson was part of Martin O'Neill's squad who travelled to South Korea for the Peace Cup.

The Black Cats finished third after beating Groningen in the third-place play-off, a match where young Wilson made an impressive debut.

"Unfortunately we didn't win it but we came third and I got my debut against a team called Gronigen. 

"It was a great chance for me to go out and have something to do.

"I ended up having a good game and I was really pleased with myself.

Watch Ben's interview in full on Spireites Player.

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