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Brian Wilson

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

09/05/1983

Height

178 cm

Signed

01/07/2014

Country

England

Brian Wilson is currently the club’s longest serving player after joining the club in 2014.

The defender signed a two-year contract under Lee Johnson before extending that in 2016 for a further year.

He started his career at Stoke City before joining Cheltenham Town.

The full back impressed at Whaddon Road, making just under 150 appearances in a three year spell.

Despite not being known for his goalscoring exploits, he notched 18 goals for Cheltenham Town before earning a move to Bristol City.

His time at Bristol City did not go as planned and he only played 60 games for the Robins.

However, a move to Colchester United followed and he was named club captain of the U’s.

In a four year spell, he made 163 appearances before moving back north.

He signed for Latics in 2014 and became a fan’s favourite due to his consistent performances.

Wilson scored his first goal for Latics against Bradford City in January 2017, slotting home from the edge of the box.

The defender was offered a new one-year contract at the end of the 2016/17 season.

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