AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson is eager to put both his personal disappointment of his last trip to Stoke behind him and the teams most recent results.
On a personal level for the former England Under 21’s international, Wilson will be returning to the ground where he suffered a major knee injury which sidelined him for the majority of last season.
In regards to the team, AFC Bournemouth make the trip to Stoke on the back of consecutive defeats just prior to the international break.
The Cherries lost back to back games to Middlesbrough and Sunderland and away from home they are without an away victory this season.
Stoke meanwhile are one points above the Cherries in the Premier League table and are six games unbeaten.
Wilson told afcb.co.uk…
“I don`t hold any negativity in my head after what happened for me at Stoke last season, I`m going to go there with a positive mindset and hopefully leave with a different outcome.
“I don`t have much of a recollection of the game against them last season. I just remember them being strong and they made it a hard game to play in.
“We know it`s going to be tough, but we`ve got to go there and play our football. They`re on a good run and we`ve had a few disappointing results of late, but hopefully we`ll be able to turn that around soon.
“When you have a defeat before an international break it always feels like a long wait for the next game to come around. We`re eager to get back out there and put things right…’
I went last season, that day that turned out so bad. Initially due to Callum Wilson getting obviously badly injured, later on the way home learning the terrible news about Mick Cunningham’s passing.
Regarding the match itself, we were well worth a point that day as I remember, but poor defending at one end and Jack Butland’s two miracle saves at the other prevented us coming away with anything.
We didn’t take quite as much advantage out of our recent run of favourable games as I’d hoped, and with our run of games coming up now, we could really do with something out of this.
I’ll be there again hoping for a much better outcome all round. – Join the conversation here.
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