Ahead of the Swindon vs Eastleigh Cup Replay in the FA Cup first round, I caught up with Eastleigh striker Scott Wilson to discuss how the transition from Semi-Pro to Professional football was and his thoughts toward former club, Weston-super-Mare, where Wilson spent the entirety of the 2015/16 season.
Hi Scott. Thanks for talking to us. How are you settling into life at Eastleigh?
I’m enjoying my time at Eastleigh. I’ve struggled with injury and being out for 6 weeks, however, I love playing and training full-time.
Is there much difference between Weston-super-Mare and Eastleigh?
In technical ability, there isn’t a difference as there are very good technical players at Weston but in fitness levels and professionalism, there is a huge gap and that’s mainly due to being in training every day.
Are you looking forward to the cup replay tonight (15/11/16)?
It was a great experience playing in the original game against Swindon and I’m looking forward to the replay.
You seemed to find your feet at Weston, scoring 25 goals there. How much did the club and the fans mean to you?
I enjoyed every minute at Weston and will always have a strong affiliation with the club. I always check for results and speak with my former team-mates.
Do you feel as if you can now push on and play football league level?
I definitely believe that I can play in the Football League and always have and I am always determined to do so.
How did Chris Todd’s sacking affect you after the first four games?
It was disappointing to see Chris Todd go as he thought a lot of me but such is football. I got injured in the second training session under the new manager and was out for six weeks so only now am I able to show the new manager what I’m capable of.
If you had the chance to go back to Weston, would you return to Somerset?
I believe that I’m good enough to be a Football League player so Weston’s current league status doesn’t match my ambition, however, if that situation changes I would love to return to The Woodspring.