AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson is determined to not allow his recent goal drought play on his mind.
Since Wilson’s goals played a massive part in the Cherries promotion to the Premier League, Wilson’s career has been plagued by injuries.
Some circles suggested that he was on the brink of a call-up to the full England squad when he suffered his first major knee injury.
He returned from that setback, only to suffer yet another major knee injury in his other knee.
The 26-year-old returned to the first team with an appearance in the EFL Cup, where Wilson scored from the penalty spot, he returned to Premier League action with a hat-trick in only his third league game back from injury.
He has since notched a further four goals, leaving him two shy of double figures.
That target looked within easy reach, before a ten game run without a goal.
Wilson told the Daily Echo…
“You can’t beat yourself up about it. The more you get frustrated about not scoring, the more you aren’t going to score, so you just have to relax.
“It doesn’t really bother me. I believe in my ability and know the chances and goals will come. As long as I am doing the right things and working hard, you are going to get opportunities…
“…I want to get to double figures as soon as possible and I will be working hard to make sure I’m ready for the next game.
“It is nice to get to double figures. When I get there, I want to kick on from that and improve.”
I don’t think Wilson will ever be the same player he was before he got his injuries I’m afraid. He came back after his second injury on fire and no doubt he would do well again in the championship but why Eddie persists with him in the Premiership on current form, I don’t know. – Join the conversation