The understudy to first choice Sweden keeper Andreas Isaksson can expect plenty of bench warming at Euro 2012 this summer, but he will always be an injury or a red card away from being thrust into the spotlight.
He made his name in the colours of Elfsborg, where he played for more than a decade and established himself as a consistent performer, with Tottenham among the big names clubs who have been linked with a move for Wiland in recent years. In the end, it was FC Copenhagen who have him a chance to perform on a more prominent stage.
Wiland insists he is ready to offer able back-up to Isaksson this summer, as he appreciates his role in the Sweden squad. “Andreas and I have to work together this summer and while I would always want to get my chance to play, he is ahead of me at the moment and my job is to back him up,” says Wiland. “We are team in many ways and I know he will support me if I am asked to play.”