Wilson thankful for Weir's wisdom

04 November 2009 12:45
Wilson, 17, made his first start for the Light Blues in last Tuesday's Co-operative Insurance Cup win at Dundee and kept his place for Sunday's abandoned SPL game at Dundee United.[LNB]With fellow defender Weir playing into his 40th year, Wilson has the perfect role model for a long career in the game.[LNB]"Davie has been at the top for so many years now and he is a quality player," Wilson told Rangers News.[LNB]"When you see what he has achieved in the game and the way he carries himself on and off the pitch, he is definitely someone I look up to a lot.[LNB]"In training, he always tries to help me and talk me through different situations and I know how I am lucky to be learning from someone like that.[LNB]"He actually sent me a text before the Dundee game to wish me well, which was nice, and it gave me a big lift.[LNB]"But when you look at the players in the first team, you can learn something from them all.[LNB]"Last week, on my debut, I played alongside Sasa Papac and he reads the game so well. He is not a big talker on the pitch but the way he reads the play is fantastic.[LNB]"He got himself into some great covering positions and seemed to be everywhere. So he was brilliant to play alongside and his performance helped me a lot.[LNB]"I then played next to Davie against Dundee United on Sunday and I was delighted to get the chance to do that.[LNB]"It was just a shame it was abandoned as we were in a good position."[LNB]Wilson knows he is lucky to be breaking into the Rangers team at such a young age, having been given his big chance due to an injury to Madjid Bougherra.[LNB]He said: "I understand why there are maybe not a lot of central defenders that make their debuts at an early age.[LNB]"You are the second-last line of defence and if you make a mistake then it usually results in a goal.[LNB]"So the manager showed a lot of faith in me last week and I have to thank him for that.[LNB]"Hopefully he feels he can trust me and was happy with the way I've played."[LNB]Yet, Wilson is already bracing himself for a return to the under-19 squad.[LNB]He said: "Whether it is for the first team, reserves or under-19s, you have to perform well all the time at a club like Rangers."[LNB][LNB][LNB]

Source: Team_Talk