MUFC Profile: Sam Wilson
THERE is no doubt Sam Wilson is a very talented footballer – but away from the pitch he is also leaving a big impression.
The 23-year-old is studying medicine at Macquarie University and loves juggling his workload with Manly United training and game day commitments.
“I like to have plenty on my plate, it keeps me motivated,” Wilson said.
“The study can be challenging, but I’m getting used to it now.
“I use football as an outlet, and the lads at Manly are great.”
After starting the season with a nagging groin injury, Wilson, who plays primarily as a left wingback, recently broke into the starting XI, replacing fellow young gun Lewis Miccio.
“Our depth is good which is great, everyone knows they have to perform each week,” Wilson said.
“The next few rounds could make or break our season – after Rockdale this Sunday, we have APIA and Sydney United before playing Wollongong again.
“We feel as a team we can improve, it is about building gradually.”
Wilson nominated Scott Balderson as Manly’s go to man in 2019.
“Everyone knows his quality, but I’ve been really impressed with how easily he has moved from out wide to playing as a (number) nine,” he said.
“Then you have Dylan Mitchell in goal, our defence is solid and the midfield is clicking.
“It is a very close competition, anyone can beat anyone really, so we just want to work hard and keep rising up the table.”