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Wilson: “It Has Been A Really Good Start.”

21 August 2015

Defender James Wilson admits it has been a good start to the season after two clean sheets from the opening three games.

Wilson, who is in his second full season with Latics, has been part of a defence that has not conceded a league goal in over four hours of football but admits it could have been longer.

He said: "It has been a really good start and we were really unlucky not to get a clean sheet at Walsall. They only had the one clear chance but there is definitely stuff that needs to be worked on.

"We need to start being more dangerous in front of goal but it’s good for me as a defender to play in this team. The whole team is set up to not concede goals.”

The 26-year-old has struck up a good partnership with Middlesbrough loanee Jonathan Burn and he believes the youngster has a long future in the game if he continues his form.

“I think he’s done brilliant considering it’s his first ever league experience,” Wilson admitted. "He has been really good to work with. He is quick, strong, aggressive so he is perfect to play with.

“He is going to keep learning and keep getting better as the season goes on so it’s brilliant for us.”

Whilst Wilson believes Shrewsbury Town will be a tough test on Saturday, he admits gaffer Darren Kelly has instilled belief into the players that they can win any game.

“The manager is so positive and he’s been great for all the boys coming in and it’s been completely different from last season,” he said. 

“I think it’s shown the way we have started how we have taken to him so long may it continue.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.

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