Former Rangers defender Aidan Wilson has called his Ibrox debut an experience he will never forget and paid tribute to former Ibrox veterans Kenny Miller and Clint Hill for their help in his development.

Wilson left Ibrox over the summer after 14 years at the club and made a handful of first-team appearances under Pedro Caixinha in 2017, including his debut at Ibrox against Aberdeen.

Thalis of Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro (R) is challenged by Aidan Wilson of Scottish club Rangers FC during their Florida Cup soccer game at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Florida on January 11, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Gregg Newton / Gregg Newton

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Wilson still speaks to Hill, assistant to Joey Barton at Fleetwood Town, and told how he would get advice from the former QPR star who “knew the game inside out.”

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“I was only 18 at the time, so it was an unbelievable feeling walking out to make my debut,” he said, as quoted by Belfast Live.

“It’s an experience that will never leave me.

 

“I played with some top professionals at Rangers like Kenny Miller, who also worked with the reserve team and was brilliant, and also Clint Hill who played my position.

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“I picked Clint’s brain a lot because he was such an experienced player and knew the game inside out. I still speak to Clint to this day – he’s such a great guy.”

Wilson joined Crusaders on a two-year deal in the summer after an injury-plagued few years hindered his chances at more first-team football at Ibrox under Caixinha and his successor, Steven Gerrard.

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The defender is targeting trophies with the Northern Irish side this season and with the likes of Hill acting as a sounding board, he’s got some fantastic people around him to give him advice.

Despite his injury problems towards the end of his time at Rangers, Wilson has continued to work away to get his career back on track and has an excellent chance to do that across the water.

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