FC UNITED may have lost their controversial talisman in the summer, but they may have found a gem in his place.
Former England under-19 Kyle Wilson made an impressive start to his United career with three goals in the opening two games to go someway to softening the blow of top scorer Rory Patterson’s pre-season exit.
The reds drew 3-3 in their first UniBond Premier match at home to Matlock on Saturday thanks to two goals from Wilson and a last minute equaliser from substitute Chris Baguley.
Unfortunately the young FC side couldn’t turn possession into chances at Cammell Laird the following Tuesday night as they gave up a lead, given them by Wilson, to go down 2-1 on the Wirral.
Wilson’s strike at Lairds was a cracker and the former Crewe striker is already loving his time at FC. He said: "It is a fresh start for me and I’m really relishing the opportunity that manager Karl Marginson has given me.
"Morale is really high at the moment and we’re playing some good football, we just need to convert that into points."
FC travel to Buxton on Saturday, August 23, kick off 3pm. They then host Boston at home on Bank Holiday Monday, August 25, again kick off is 3pm.