COACHING from the old school can help propel Gloucester City hot-shot Scott Wilson back to the professional ranks.
The 20-year-old former Bristol City Academy striker has started the season in red-hot form for the Tigers, banging in three goals in four games and impressing with some lively displays.
He was taken out of the firing line for the Bank Holiday game at Leamington, but still made an impact, netting the late winner as City claimed their second success of the season.
Tigers boss Dave Mehew said that Wilson is coming close to inking his name on to his teamsheet.
But as a former forward himself, Mehew knows that there is far more to come from the ex-Yate Town and Cinderford Town striker, not least through some expert coaching.
"Scott is picking himself at the moment, but that's not to say that I'm going to take him out of the firing line from time to time," Mehew (inset) said.
"He is still learning the game and I am going to have a big coaching session with both him and Joe Parker about their starting positions on the pitch in the next few weeks.
"They haven't been taught those little things in their young careers.
"A lot of the coaching the younger boys now have is about skill and technique, about how many times you can juggle the ball.
"But I believe you need to know how to play the game, all the tricks of the trade that you need as a forward player to get the better of defenders."
And to do that, Mehew will utilise some of the techniques he picked up from two esteemed coaches that aided his development as a young player.
A young gun who had come through the youth ranks at Leeds United, Mehew was taught about the art of striking when he came to Bristol Rovers by then Gas boss Bobby Gould.
Former England international Gerry Francis then honed those skills, and Mehew is hoping that the knowledge he picked up from them during his 10-year League career can benefit his young guns.
"I had some good coaches growing up, a guy called Keith Mincher at Leeds as a youngster and then Bobby Gould when I joined Rovers," he said.
"I was only 17 or 18 when I rocked up at Rovers and I had a guy who had played for Arsenal and West Ham in the top division telling me the tricks of the trade.
"I needed to learn that it wasn't all about playing on the shoulder all the time, that you needed to get your body in the way and make the right runs at the right time.
"If I can pass some of that knowledge on to Scott and he takes it on board then there is no reason why he can't go on, keep scoring and make it in to the Football League."