Wilson has suggested that the 20-year-old midfielder is a player for fans to keep an eye on and has revealed the extra effort he’s been putting in to bulk up and become a more difficult player to deal with.
“Jorge Grant is one as well (to watch). He’s got a great technique. He’s a bit skinny, but he’s been working hard in the gym and it’s showing – He’s training with us and he’s definitely coming on,” he said.
The worry with any skinny or small midfielder is that they can get brushed off the ball easily.
Those sorts of players can be a target for the opposition, because they are seen as players who can be dominated and isolated to stop them from having any effect over a big game.
The Championship is a very physical and aggressive division, which requires a certain level of strength and fitness for players to be able to compete.
Grant will have eyes on a first team place under Dougie Freedman next year and it will be interesting to see if he gets a chance to impress.
If he can get on the ball and prove that he’s not going to be brushed off it easily, there is a real chance he could mirror the impact of someone like Ben Osborn if he’s coached and nurtured in the right way.