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Wilson missing for the Cherries

1st February 2019, 10:36 by James Mason

Callum Wilson is unavailable for selection for Bournemouth's trip to Cardiff City on Saturday, manager Eddie Howe confirmed.

England international Wilson was linked with a January move to Chelsea and there were growing concerns over his future after he was left out of the squad for Wednesday's 4-0 home win over the Blues.

However, Howe revealed the striker was missing after he underwent a minor knee operation and the manager has now confirmed the 26-year-old will be missing for the clash in Cardiff.

The English tactician also disclosed midfielder Jefferson Lerma, who also missed the win over Chelsea, will be handed a late fitness test as he continues to recover from an ankle issue.

Howe said at a press conference on Friday morning: "Callum Wilson is definitely out. We'll wait and see how Jefferson is today and make a late call on his fitness."

With Wilson missing, Howe hinted that Dominic Solanke could be handed a start although he admitted the former Liverpool man is short of fitness.

He added: "We obviously had Dominic on the bench on Wednesday, so he is available to play. I wouldn't say he's fully match fit, but we're pleased to have him available for selection."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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