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Wilson set for a City return, if he wants to play

By The Citizen  |  Posted: February 19, 2013

chance to shine:   Scott Wilson   has been offered a spot at Gloucester City tonight

chance to shine: Scott Wilson has been offered a spot at Gloucester City tonight

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SCOTT Wilson could be handed a surprise place in Gloucester City's squad for tonight's clash with fellow play-off chasers FC Halifax Town – but only if the hotshot striker wants to be involved.

The former Bristol City Academy forward has been in lethal goalscoring form, netting 23 times for Cinderford Town and Yate Town after joining the clubs on dual registration deals from the Tigers.

And with leading scorer Darren Edwards likely to be sidelined by a knee injury for the visit of the Shaymen (7.45pm), City boss Dave Mehew is set to offer Wilson a route back into the City squad.

"Darren is struggling with a bit of a knee problem and he may need a couple of weeks rest to get that sorted," Mehew said.

"So I'm trying to get Scott Wilson back with us.

"I've spoken with him and also with Rob Cousins at Yate and it's up to Scott as to whether he wants to be involved with us

"We had a deal with Scott that we could call him back if we needed him to be involved, like we do tonight.

"Yate have got a game on Wednesday at Sholing and apparently he's their only striker and they want him because they're pushing for the play-offs.

"But I've only got one other striker in Will Morford and we're also pushing to try and get in to the play-off picture but two levels higher, so we'll see what happens."

With Edwards missing Saturday's game at Oxford City, fellow forward Morford stepped up to the plate with a brace that secured City's sixth win in their past eight games.

Extending that run to seven wins from nine against Halifax could see City jump into the top ten of Blue Square Bet North table and with games in hand on the teams above them.

Delighted to see his team reach their points target for the middle third of the season, and with four games to spare, Mehew is keen to see the run continue.

"If we can get a healthy haul from those four games then we will be in an interesting position going into the final third of the season," Mehew said.

"We brought a lot of other teams into it by winning at Oxford on Saturday and now we're one win away from being in touch with that group chasing the play-offs.

"If we can be in a decent position when we get to the Boston match in four games time then who knows what will be possible."

Midfielder-turned-forward Adam Mann is likely to have limited involvement tonight due to Hartpury College commitments on Wednesday.

But skipper Matt Coupe is likely to return to the starting line-up after being rested for the win at Oxford.

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