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Double delight for Wilson

Baggies debut and impressive GCSE results for youngster

KANE Wilson is celebrating what he admits have been ‘the best couple of days in my life.’

The 16-year-old came off the bench to make his senior debut for the club at Northampton on Tuesday night and, less than 48 hours later, he collected an impressive list of GCSE results.

On an otherwise disappointing night for the Baggies at Sixfields, Wilson caught the eye with a flurry of energetic bursts forward from left-back as well as coping admirably with the physical demands of a full blood and thunder cup clash against League One opposition.

And it turns out the defender is a bright spark off the pitch too having passed 11 GCSE’s.

Wilson earned two A grades in ICT and Citizenship, four B’s and five C’s and he described his own achievements in the past few days as 'simply crazy'.

He said: “These last few days have just been crazy, simply put.

“They’ve probably been the best couple of days of my life.

“To make my debut for Albion was amazing and the support I have since received from fans has been fantastic.

“I saw Brendan get a knock and go down and that’s when the gaffer told me to get ready because I was going on.

“It was an unbelievable experience and the atmosphere was crazy.

“I knew the game would be physically demanding seeing as though we were playing a League One side.

“Unfortunately the game didn’t go the way we wanted it too but I was happy with my performance and I thought I coped well.

“It was the proudest moment of my life.

“I don’t just want it to end there now though, I want to try and make my Premier League debut.”

Wilson’s parents were tasked with picking up their son’s results from his school, Park Hall Academy in Castle Bromwich, while he was busy training.

The excitement and anticipation proved too much to handle for the Albion rookie and he couldn’t help but open his letter in the car on the way home.

The overriding feeling was one of joy as he relayed his results however one grade left him questioning the validity of the marks.

“My family came to pick me up from training and they had been to collect my results from my school,” said Wilson.

“I couldn’t wait and had to open them in the car.

“When I read the results out we all went crazy, I was delighted with them.

“I got A’s in ICT and citizenship and then B’s in English and physics.

“I only got a B in PE though so I don’t know what has gone wrong there, I’m gutted about that.”