Former Highland League striker Jaime Wilson wants to help fire Dumbarton to a top-half finish after sealing a move to the SPFL.
The ex-Caley Thistle youngster has penned a one-year deal with
the Sons and his international clearance has come through in time to face Forfar
in their League One opener on Saturday.
Wilson played for Rothes between 2017 and 2019, scoring 26 times in 56 games after his release from Inverness.
He left in February last year to play Down Under for Northcote United, where he bagged 11 in 23 for the Melbourne outfit. He had been on trial at Dumbarton this summer and was told three weeks ago by manager Jim Duffy they wanted to sign him.
Registration was not completed in time for him to feature in Betfred Cup games against Clyde and Dunfermline but he is raring to go for his first season in the SPFL.
Wilson said: “It feels good to be back. I’m delighted to get in at Dumbarton – I’ve enjoyed it so far and all the boys have been really good with me. In our first friendly I scored two, so I got off to a good start.
“First and foremost, Jim wants hard work and commitment. He wants me to get on the ball, be confident and make things happen. But most of all I need to show him the reason he signed me, in every game.
“It’s going to be tough but I’m sure we’ll try to compete for the top half of the league.”
The 22-year-old has come across team-mates PJ Crossan and Sam Wardrop during youth games while they were at Celtic, while his former Caley Jags colleague Nat Wedderburn is also in the Dumbarton ranks.
He has moved to Barrhead from his native Inverness, after returning from Australia in March. He feels his spell at Northcote has prepared him well for the challenges ahead.
Wilson added: “I would say it’s made me more mature. Going away and living there is definitely a lot different to living at home.
“As a forward player you need to be scoring goals and if I can do that along the way, it always helps.”