“The Norwich fans call him ‘Wessi’ down here, like Messi. I’ve spoken to Wes about the squad and he said they’re great lads and it’s a great set-up. He’s real quality.
“He may not get as many goals, but he plays in the pocket and he’s really dangerous there and creates so many goals for the team. I can’t speak highly enough of him. He’s probably the best player I’ve played with up to now.”
No surprise that Pilkington is talking up Ireland’s World Cup chances.
“I think we’ve got a great chance. We’ve got a really good squad with new faces coming in, the likes of Wes, who’ll make any team better when he plays.
“And there’s some really good young players as well as the experienced lads in there.”