Scott Wilson was born on 11th January 1993 and came through the ranks at Bristol City’s youth academy.
Having spent a number of years at Ashton Gate, Scott was released by the club which hit the young striker hard.
At the time, Wilson did not know where his life would take him, and he signed up for a university degree course at Hartpury University – something which he initially struggled with, but kept plugging away bit by bit.
Scott then played for numerous teams in the Southern Leagues including Bath City, Weston Super Mare, Gloucester and Paulson as he rebuilt his career.
Wilson developed in to a very athletic and accomplished striker during this time and it was therefore no surprise when National League side Eastleigh moved in for him in the summer of 2016.
At the same time Scott was signing his first professional contract, he was also graduating from university with some top academic awards thrown in for good measure.
Speaking to the Gazette Series at the time, Scott stated –
“I didn’t know what I was doing with my life (after being released by Bristol City)
After being told to get a degree behind me, I’m delighted to say that I’ve achieved all my goals, albeit a few years down the line.
I’m not going to lie; it was a tough road for me academically,
I began doing a sports coaching degree but after two years, I didn’t pass so I sat down and changed course.
I’m delighted to be standing here today as a graduate, and I can’t even put into words how much the help I’ve had has been the key to getting me to where I am today.
I’m hoping to carry on playing professionally until I retire and then once I’m done with the game, I would love to move into the sports management sector.”
Scott Wilson talking to the Gazette Series Newspaper
Life proved to be tough at Eastleigh however, as Wilson never really experienced a good run of games for the Spitfires.
He was released at the end of the 2016/17 season and Sir John was eager to sign the striker up as part of his new look Silkmen side.