Town set to sign Wilson

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Town are set to sign defender James Wilson, according to Football Insider.

The former Lincoln centre-back has been on trial this pre-season and has featured in friendlies at Colchester, Notts County and Cambridge United.

Town have been in need of experienced cover at centre-half with Toto Nsiala out for around another three weeks with the hamstring injury, with Luke Chambers suspended for the Burton opener.

Wilson is set to make his debut at Burton, with Luke Woolfenden his likely partner and Corrie Ndaba as back-up.

Manager Paul Lambert has also been looking at former Walsall defender Jon Guthrie during pre-season, but it’s Wilson who is set to be handed a deal.

Discussing Wilson earlier in pre-season, Lambert said: “He’s not done anything during pre-season and we asked if we could have a look at him.

“He did well when he came on but is miles short of match fitness, which he will probably admit himself, but is comfortable with the ball and has been a good player.

“His game and training time is really down.

“We had a very young team out there and I still think we need a little help. We’ve got a lot of players injured, big players so we still need to get two or three in if we can but it’s not easy.”

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