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Wilson: "There's Definitely A Lot More To Come"

4 October 2019

Joining the club in the summer, the striker came to Boundary Park on the back of a good season in Sky Bet League Two but believes now he is settled he can rekindle that form.

Being at the club for a couple of months, he is still trying to find a good run of form but the 26 year-old is remaining positive.

"I've really enjoyed it. It was a new challenge for myself, obviously results aren't going the best and on a personal note it's not been how I would have liked it but I've definitely enjoyed it."

He added: "It's a good group and I think it can only get better from here."

Despite still being relatively new to the setup there has already been change and with a new Head Coach in Dino Maamria, the Bristol-born attacker feels change might help his game too.

"He's not changed an awful lot so far. It's just a bit more tactical defensively as a unit just to tighten us up a little bit. 

"He still wants us to play the football we do going forward, but I think tightening us up a little bit more and going forward a little bit quicker.

"There's definitely a lot more to come from myself. I know I'm not at the level I sort of was at last year. But I think the change can help because I think we're going to start getting a lot of balls forward a bit quicker which will help me and I definitely think I can add something to the team."

Being one of only a few established attacking options in the side, Wilson remains upbeat despite acknowledging that playing one up top has been difficult for a number of reasons.

"We all get on really well. Obviously we've been playing with one, so we've been working more with the midfield unit and it's been difficult for all of us really because we've been chopping and changing.

"I think this is the first time one of us has played more than three games in a row, which for a striker you need constant games to just sort of get a rhythm and try and get a bit of confidence and a bit of form.

"But I think now, Des (Azankpo) has had his chance and is doing well and hopefully the same will happen for me and it can go forward from there."

With all the changes and lack of opportunities he would've liked, the top scorer from Macclesfield Town's two previous seasons uses his past successes as motivation that he can still perform at this level consistently.

"You're a professional at the end of the day so you have to remain positive. You go into training every day you've got to do your best and when you're on the pitch you've got to remind yourself what you've done in the past and what you're good at and just keep going, so when you get your chance you've got to take it and go forward from there."

He continued: "Sometimes you do have a bit of self doubt and you think why aren't things working, or why is it not going as you wanted it to go. But you just have to remind yourself what you're good at and stick to that and try and do that in the game."

The visitors to Boundary Park this weekend are Michael Duff's Cheltenham Town who are a team in form and on the up. But the squad have been briefed on their consistent approach to games.

"We know the setup that they play. We know that their formation won't change, so we know where their strengths are but we also know where their weaknesses are which we're going to look to exploit on the weekend."

Although the summer move might not seem a big one in terms of distance from his last club, the transfer included relocation and meeting new faces, something which Wilson is only too happy to take in his stride.

"It's been a big change but I've really sort of relished it, I really enjoy it. I think the backroom staff are just as important as the players so that's the first thing I do is make sure I get on well with all of the staff at the club. 

"With the players I always get on with everyone in the group, that's just how I am as a person and how I like to go forward and go about my business."

Being an attacker, Wilson sets personal targets ahead of the season and although the start hasn't been what his and his teammates wanted, he is determined to act quickly to get back on track for what he believes will be a successful season.

"I do set targets and nothing's changed. I still feel like I can reach that target but I set targets on a personal and a team level. 

"I still think as a team we can still reach those targets, it's got to start quickly, but I do think we can and for myself the same sort of target it's got to start quickly but I still feel both targets can be reached."

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