The latest Aston Villa news as the former Rangers man has scored 11 times in seven appearances for the club’s U18s so far this season.
Young Aston Villa striker Rory Wilson has said that he will look to impress when he gets a chance with the club’s first-team squad, as he continues his impressive goalscoring season.
The 17-year-old has scored 11 goals in seven appearances for the club’s U18s so far this season. His last three games have seen him score six goals, including a four-goal haul in a 7-1 win over West Brom last month.
Wilson has been away on international duty with Scotland’s U19s over the current international break. He was promoted to the U21 set-up this week after scoring in the 2-1 loss against Portugal for the U19s
The striker will now return to Villa full of confidence. He is looking to push towards breaking into the first team.
“There are good challenges with the 18s and 21s so it is just a case of me pushing on,” he told the Herald .
“I speak to John McGinn now and again. He is good with all the young Scottish boys at Villa. He’s a top guy.
“I have scored 12 goals this season including the Scotland one on Sunday. I need to try and push on. We’ll wait and see how many goals I score. I take it game by game.
“I don’t have that much involvement with the first team, just now and again. I think it is really important though if I get the opportunity to go and take it and learn as much as I can.”
Wilson joined Villa from Scottish side Rangers last summer. He has admitted that he is impressed with the quality of the players he has to learn from and compete with, should he break into the first team over the next couple of seasons.
“It’s a really strong squad we have,” he added. “I need to keep pushing on and if I get the opportunity, just try my best.
“Obviously, the standard down there is top-drawer, especially with the first team. There are world-class players everywhere.
“What you hear about it is what you get. But that’s what you want. It’s up to me to push myself.
“It took me a bit of time at first to settle in because you are away from your family for the first time. But you get used to it. You have to get on with it and take it in your stride.”