Date: 22nd February 2017 at 7:01am
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AFC Bournemouth striker Joshua King is looking forward to filling his favoured position in the absence of Callum Wilson.

During the Cherries maiden season in the Premier League, Joshua King began the season playing a deeper role behind Callum Wilson.

But following Wilson’s severe knee injury, King was asked to lead the line and the Norwegian international grew into the role.

This season, King has played a number of positions, including as the main focal point striker, as well as a deep sitting forward. He’s also featured out wide.

But once again, following a devastating knee injury to Callum Wilson, King has moved back into a regular role as the sides ‘number 9’, focal point striker.

He scored twice against Everton and had a goal disallowed against Manchester City, from playing in this position, but King knows he still has competition from Benik Afobe and summer signing Lys Mousset.

King told the Daily Echo

“I am confident in the team. I have been playing the number 10 role for most of the season and sometimes on the wing.

“The manager knows my favourite position is the nine. I think I showed that last season as well but we have so many good strikers…’

“…Unfortunately, we have lost one of our main players to injury so it is going to need other people to step up, like we did last season.

“Callum was brilliant before he got injured so me, Benik (Afobe) and Lys (Mousset) are going to have to fill his boots which won`t be an easy job because he is a magnificent player and a good team-mate, both on and off the pitch.”

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