Howe Backs Wilson For Englan

Howe Backs Wilson For Englan

Eddie Howe believes Callum Wilson’s form for Bournemouth is good enough to make him a contender for the England squad. The striker was on form again for the Cherries on Saturday, grabbing a brace in an impressive 3-0 win at Fulham to take his tally to six goals for the season.

Wilson has twice battled back from serious knee injuries and Howe feels he is reaping the rewards of his hard work both on and off the field.

So much so that the boss is backing his striker to earn a spot in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the November games against USA and Croatia.

Howe told reporters: “He is certainly going to be in Gareth’s mind, I have no doubt about that.

“Callum just has to keep doing what he is doing. If he continues to score and keeps doing well then it will only be a matter of time. The responsibility is with Callum to keep doing well for us.

“He is in a good place. Every game he has had chances and that is what is so likeable about Callum, he wants to score so he makes the right moves.

“He also does a lot of work for the team and when he got his moments (at Fulham) he was very efficient. He is a big player for the team.”