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18-year-old pays tribute to experienced defender Weir

Rangers defender Danny Wilson is buoyant over a debut season that has seen the youngster put in stellar performances while partnering veteran David Weir in the SPL champions' back-line.

The 18-year-old also received recognition by being voted the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year.

"I came into the season with not too high hopes," Wilson told the press. "I've managed to play more than 20 games and I've managed to cap it with this personal award.

"It's great for me but the most important thing was for the team to continue to win.

"It's nice for me to make my debut and come into a team, but it's even better that I've come into a team that's been winning things."

He added: "I was on the bench a lot last year.

"But, this season, I managed to get some games under my belt and I felt much more part of it.

"To have a league winners' medal at 18 is a great feeling."

The young defender believes he has gained invaluable experience partnering Weir in the heart of the Gers' defence, as he paid a compliment to the veteran stopper.

"Davie is not only a great footballer and a great professional, he's a great guy off the pitch," he added. "It's nice to have somebody who's willing to take the time just to have a conversation with you."

Wilson is the youngest Rangers player to have made an appearance in the Champions League.

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