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Gary Wilson has expressed delight at becoming a multiple winner in snooker after defending his Scottish Open title.

He joined Judd Trump, Mark Selby and Mark Allen in defending a Home Nations title, and also found his way into a select group as a winner of multiple ranking titles.

It is an achievement Wilson is proud of, as was the way he secured the win at the Meadowbank Sports Centre in Edinburgh.

“The road I have taken I have had two finals and lost,” Wilson said in the Eurosport studio. “The third one was last year and was more like playing on instinct.

“What I am getting at is when Ronnie (O’Sullivan) says he made his maximum of five minutes and eight seconds, he said it was not done properly. That’s kind of how I felt I was playing last year.

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“When you lose two and win one, I am coming into this one not wanting to make it 3-1. I wanted to make it 2-2 and have parity and in my head when I get into finals I fancy them.

“I am not going to knock the achievement I have made, there’s not many who have won more than one.

“There are many who would love to be a multiple winner and I am very happy and proud about that.”

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Despite the comfortable-looking 9-5 scoreline, Wilson admitted it was tough getting over the line.

“It was torture,” he said. “I don’t think I had any positional play, but I felt like I kept not landing on something nice and I just had to keep chiselling one in and chiselling one in. I was like I don’t care, just pot and pot and you will get there.”

“They have more faith in me,” Wilson said. “I have good reason, I have been struggling, and it is not easy from the outside looking in to see what is wrong and what the problem is.

“They are absolutely brilliant.”

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