AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has praised striker Callum Wilson.
The Cherries top goalscorer has netted six times this season, one more than he tallied last season during an injury ravaged campaign.
However his last three goals have all come via the penalty spot, with the striker not scoring in open play since the 6-1 demolition of Hull City in October.
Howe believes the reason behind this is down to chances created.
In comparison, when Wilson scored 20 goals and created 7 assists in 45 Championship appearances in 2014/15, Wilson averaged 2.9 shots per game.
This season to-date Wilson has averaged 1.6 shots per game.
Howe told the Daily Echo…
‘Callum is a confident boy and when you see him work every day, his ability is unquestionable.
‘From his perspective, he would love to be hitting the net on a more regular basis but I think that’s the challenge and the demands of the Premier League.
‘And I think it’s up to us as a team to create more for him. We haven’t always done that this season.
‘I think it’s a challenge all-round because ideally you want your strikers and your attacking players scoring regularly.’
Wilson hasn’t impressed me all year, he’s still regaining fitness and and won’t be back to his best self until next season in my opinion. – Join the conversation here.
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