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Cherries striker back with a bang

10th March 2019, 01:21 by Michael Holland

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe hailed Callum Wilson following the striker's return to action in Saturday's 2-0 win at Huddersfield.

Wilson opened the scoring in the first half and laid on the game-clinching goal for Ryan Fraser in the second as Bournemouth snapped a nine-game Premier League losing run on the road.

The Cherries striker made his first appearance in seven weeks after recovering from a knee injury and made a timely and crucial contribution in front of watching England boss Gareth Southgate.

"He is an outstanding player with unique attributes for us," said Howe, whose side secured their first away win since the end of October. "He has that ability to run in behind and he's got the work ethic off the ball and, of course, he knows where the goal is.

"What was also hugely impressive was his assist for Ryan at a key moment in the game with the game still in the balance. He managed to find Ryan, who was almost behind him with a great reverse pass and it really sealed the win for us."

Southgate was on a watching brief before naming his squad on Wednesday for next month's Euro 2020 qualifiers.

"Obviously, my priority is to make sure Callum is fit and fine after today's game," Howe added. "He will of course be looking at the England situation I'm sure. I was pleased to see him play well for us and scoring."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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