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LOAN WATCH: WILSON BAGS DOUBLE FOR BRIGHOUSE

5 January 2023

Jack Wilson scored two goals for Brighouse Town on Monday, as they beat Yorkshire neighbours Tadcaster Albion 3-0 in the Northern Premier League Division One East.

Wilson’s double made it three in two for the young Bantams midfielder, who is beginning to cement his place as an integral member of Brighouse’s side.

His first goal came towards the end of the first half after he was slid in, placing it past the 'keeper, before adding his second just after the restart - with a powerful finish into the bottom corner. 

Wilson was pleased with his goal contribution in the game, and hopes he can add more goals to help Brighouse achieve a high finish.

He said: “I started a bit slow, but I grew into the game and started to get on the ball a lot more. I scored in both halves, and I think once you get your goal you settle down and more confidence comes into your game.

“Last season I got quite a few assists and a few goals, but I would like to think I can add more goals to my game.

“Brighouse did not start amazingly, but it changes so quickly. Everyone is so close with the points so a few more wins and we could be right up there.”

The 18-year-old also discussed how he is progressing in Step 4 of non-league, and hopes experience from this loan spell is something he can bring with him back to the Bantams.

Wilson added: “I feel like it is going well. It did not start how I wanted it to start and I did not play too much, but I think I was just getting used to how Brighouse play, and the different surroundings.

“Recently I feel like I have been playing well, and obviously scored three goals in two games now. I have just got to keep going.

“I would say physicality, playing semi-professional football, it is a lot more physical, so I have to be smarter with earning fouls and trying and get my body in front of players.

“I have also learnt when I am not in the squad, to not get disheartened and just keep going, not give up and just to stick with it. I am always going to be committed, and once you get that chance you just need to take it.”

Elsewhere in the same division, Dylan Youmbi came close to scoring off the bench, as Stocksbridge Park Steels beat Sheffield FC 1-0.

Moving up the pyramid, Bobby Pointon came off the bench in Liversedge's 4-2 defeat to Stalybridge Celtic.

In the National League North, Kian Scales played 90 minutes in Farsley Celtic’s 2-2 draw with Bradford (Park Avenue) on New Year's Day.

Finn Cousin-Dawson also played 90 minutes, as he helped Spennymoor Town win 2-1 over near neighbours Blyth Spartans, before his return to the Bantams yesterday.


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