Wilson ready to impress Hughes

31 May 2013 04:47

Marc Wilson is ready to prove himself to new Stoke boss Mark Hughes when he returns from his latest Republic of Ireland mission.

While Wilson has been on international duty, the Potters have replaced the departed Tony Pulis with Hughes, leaving him and his club-mates with a new man to impress.

He said: "It doesn't bother me in the least. That's football, isn't it? People come and go. I wish Tony all the best. He did a terrific job when he was there, but obviously we have got the new manager now and I think everyone will be trying to impress him."

Wilson added: "I haven't met Mark yet, but in the past, he's done a great job wherever he's been and I'm looking forward to working with him."

Hughes' reputation took something of a hammering after his ill-fated spell at QPR, which came to an end in November last year with the club in a tailspin which even renowned escapologist Harry Redknapp could not stop.

But Wilson is confident the Welshman's track record before his arrival at Loftus Road is a better indicator of his talents.

He said: "He's done a terrific job wherever he has been. At QPR, he could have been given a bit more time down there. But he's a guy who likes to play football and that's what I like to do anyway, so I am looking forward to it."

Source: PA