Lambert: Wilson deal something we need to look at
Town boss Paul Lambert has praised defender James Wilson and has revealed he will be looking at extending his contract in the upcoming weeks.
The former Lincoln man signed a short term deal until January on the eve of the season after spending much of pre-season on trial with Town and has made eight starts already this season.
“He’s done great,” Lambert said. “As I said before, the biggest compliment I can give him is the lad came with no real pre-season, no real training and was thrown into games on trial, which is hard enough let alone not training, so I think that’s been testament to himself and the way he has applied himself. He’s a good lad, and in this moment he is playing well.”
Has he asked about having his deal extended? “He hasn’t. He’s a quiet lad to be fair to him. He’s certainly doing himself no harm whatsoever and I’m pretty sure it’s something we need to look at.”
Town’s backline has conceded only five goals this season, fewer than anyone else in the division, with Luke Woolfenden also having played his part after can be considered unlucky not to be in the team recently.
“Yes, but he’s a kid, and I think you’ve got to remember he’s only a kid and he has to learn the good things and the bad things of football.
“He’s done great when he’s been played, and he’s done really well when he hasn’t played, he’s trained really well. He’s come on leaps and bounds, he really has. He’s done really good and whenever I play him, he’s never let us down.”