Wilson relishing prospect of second medal

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Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson claims that collecting a second SPL winners’ medal will mean more to him than his first.

The Englishman joined the Parkhead club 18 months ago from Nottingham Forest after signing a pre-contract agreement in January 2011.

But the deal upset Forest manager Billy Davies, who axed the 27-year-old from his City Ground squad for the remainder of his spell with the npower Championship club.

After arriving in Glasgow, Wilson did help Celtic recover from 15 points down on title rivals Rangers to claim the SPL crown but injuries and poor form limited him to just 21 appearances in his first season in Scotland. This term, however, he has been a key component of the side that has built up a 15-point lead in the league and reached the last 16 of the Champions League.

And, with 41 outings in green and white so far, the centre-half is in a happier place. He told the Celtic View: “I’ve played a lot this year. I think this has been the most I’ve played in almost three years. I think winning the league this season would mean even more to me than last year. Things weren’t right on a personal note so I didn’t enjoy it as much as I could have.

“A lot of things have been right this year – not perfect, but right – so I’ve got on with my football and I think it’s shown.”