Wilson heaps praise on Town pair

James Wilson says Flynn Downes and Luke Woolfenden are the best young players he has ever played alongside and it’s understandable that Town will face a battle to hold on to them.

The two 21-year-olds, both graduates of the Club’s Academy, have been the subject of speculation recently with West Ham and Sheffield United just two of the clubs reported to be monitoring their progress.

“They still have a lot to learn but those two can be as good as they want to be,” said Wilson, speaking in an interview in Saturday’s matchday programme.

“I have not played with boys their age that good before. Don’t tell them that though, please!

“They have a hunger about them, which is great and they don’t seem fazed by anything. We know there are expectations on the team this season but they will be playing with a lot more expectations on them than now as they progress in their careers. 

“They have incredible potential and it will be hard for us to hold on to them the way the game is now.”

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