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What They Say About...Gregg Wylde

1 July 2015

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WE take a look back to see what has been said in the past about our latest signing, former Rangers, Bolton, Abderdeen and St Mirren winger, Gregg Wylde.

Aberdeen Manager Derek McInnes, on signing Wylde, said: "Gregg is a player who will give us real pace and good balance, which is something I felt the team needed. He is a player with great ability and is someone who I am sure will be hugely beneficial to the team.”

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"To capture a player of Gregg Wylde's talent is a fantastic bit of business for the football club, especially given the interest that was shown in him by a number of other Premier League teams,” said Bolton manager Owen Coyle, after Wylde joined the Trotters.  

“He is young, quick and exciting, and has played at a very high level with Rangers, both domestically and in Europe. Gregg is a creator and scorer of goals. We are thrilled to have him on board and everyone is looking forward to working with him."

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Former Rangers boss Ally McCoist, on giving 19-year-old Gregg as start against PSV Eindhoven: “I thought he was terrific against PSV and we all loved it. He's still got a long way to go but it was encouraging. He's done well when he's come on; like a lot of young ones he's erratic, but he didn't look like that at Ibrox. I thought his delivery was first class.”

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Match report extracts from the same game:

“Wylde, at last fed with supply of quality equal to his pace, ran Abel Tamata ragged.” (Telegraph)

“Wylde was handed his spurs and made a speedy impression.

“Just five minutes had gone when he turned PSV’s right-back Abel Tamata and hared off down the flank, his low swirling cross almost picking out Lafferty, then Steven Whittaker.” (Daily Mail)

“Gregg Wylde, 19, making his first European start, found new confidence and PSV couldn't cope.” (Daily Record)

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St Mirren defender Marc McAusland, reacting to the signing of Wylde:

“It is a great signing for us and one that has really given the club a lift. 

"You look at the pedigree Gregg has and the clubs he has played for, this is quite a coup for St Mirren to have snapped him up. 

"We have lacked a bit of a cutting edge in recent weeks but Gregg can really change all of that. He can get past a man and has a great delivery. 

"At this stage in the season to be getting a player of Gregg's quality in is huge for us.”



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