First signed by Mark Stimson in 2007, Lawrie Wilson made a slow start to life on the right hand side at Boro’ – but he soon came into his own. In those initial stages, players ahead of him in the pecking order were hard to shift. And that made it difficult for Wilson for force his way into the reckoning. It didn’t help that next gaffer Peter Taylor turned to an influx of loan signings either. But then came in Graham Westley…
Under GW, Wilson developed into a tenacious player with much gusto and determination. While a sickening leg-break against Rushden & Diamonds cut his season to an end in the early stages of the 2009-10 campaign, he’d return. And how! Back in the team, Wilson did much to consolidate Boro’s run-in towards the title; re-establishing himself as a key player for the club. And it meant Wilson was among the Conference-winning graduates that took the next step up into the Football League.
With determined runs down the right flank, he combined with Ronnie Henry to present a formidable combination in League Two – and again in League One. Undaunted by that nextstep up in 2011, Wilson remained an integral fixture in the team that nearly made it three successive promotions. But after Westley and a number of colleagues moved on, the chance to move onto pastures new in 2012 was one that the he decided to take.
Stats do not include expunged Chester City fixtures in 2009-10.