On a night of few chances the reserve coach saw his side earn the win thanks to Calum Gallagher's penalty.
With injury ruling out Francisco Sandaza for the foreseeable future he young striker chose a timely moment to bag his sixth goal in five matches.
And Wilson believes the experience of playing a tough lone front man role can only help in preparing Gallagher should he be called upon by manager Ally McCoist.
Wilson said: "With Calum, the manager knows what he can do. He's had him round training with the first team and he likes him so he could be one of the next ones we hope.
"In years gone by I would have said probably not but when you see what Fraser Aird has done having impressed in the reserve team there are chances.
"Calum was playing against two experienced central defenders who have been around Cowdenbeath's first team in the First Division so it was hard for him but I thought he played that lone role very well.
"It was difficult tonight. There have been a lot of compliments recently for the young players that have hit the first team and these are the games that harden them, toughen them and get them ready for that.
"They played against a really tough Cowdenbeath team with a lot of senior players in it, there was a crowd here, a good atmosphere a decent pitch so it was a good game for them."