AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson is looking forward to being able to hit the ground running for the start of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.
Wilson scored 8 Premier League goals last season, the most he has scored in a single season since promotion to the top flight of English football, with 6 scored in the campaign before that and 5 scored during AFC Bournemouth’s maiden Premier League season.
But with Wilson suffering two devastating knee injuries, the statistics do not really tell the story.
Wilson joined AFC Bournemouth from Coventry City in 2014 and would go on to score 20 goals and claim 7 assists as the Cherries won the Championship title.
In the first Premier League season, he scored all 5 goals in the opening 6 games of the season before he suffered his first knee injury.
During the second season, he suffered another knee injury and didn’t make his first appearance during the third campaign until October.
Wilson told the Daily Echo…
“If you look at my statistics when I have had a pre-season, I have previously been on 10 goals by October.
“I always seem to start well and that’s down to the team here, the staff always putting on good sessions and getting us fit, as well as hard work.
“I need to do it again and, with a good, full pre-season, I am looking to have a strong Premier League campaign.
“It’s huge and I am looking forward to it. I need to make sure I have the time to switch off mentally and physically and then hit the ground running from there.”
Tinpot Club wrote…
I think people are a little unrealistic with their expectations for our strikers. It’s not the lower leagues where even mediocre players can get 15-20 goals a season.
I believe Wilson got 8 and King 9 last season. That compares quite favourably with many clubs outside top 6. Maybe they could both still do better and if so, that’s great news for us. – Join the conversation, click here.