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AFC Bournemouth have finally got their man with 22-goal striker Callum Wilson committing himself to the cause. What else do we know about him? Nothing, but the Internet does, here’s what we found.
“I have sat down and talked it through with Steve Waggott and Steven Pressley, my family, everyone at Bournemouth and it just felt like the right move at the right time.”
FROM OFFICIAL COVENTRY CITY:
Wilson signed his first professional deal with the Sky Blues prior to the start of last season. A product of the club’s academy setup, he made his competitive debut for City in the Carling Cup first round against Hartlepool in August 2009. He then made his league debut in the home defeat to Queens Park Rangers in December 2010. Wilson spent the remainder of his 2010/11 campaign on loan at Kettering Town where he made 17 appearances, scoring once. The 20-year old joined Blue Square Premier side Tamworth for a one month loan deal and he bagged one goal in three appearances.
FROM STEVEN PRESSLEY:
“We didn’t want to lose Callum but he has gone about things in the right way both for him and the club and I totally respect that. We wish him all the very best. He had a wonderful season last year and deserved all the praise and accolades that came his way.”
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Wilson made his professional debut as a substitute on 12 August 2009 in a 1–0 League Cup defeat to Hartlepool United.
He signed a professional deal, which saw him stay at the club for a further season, on 16 March 2010. Wilson became the first Coventry City youth teamer to win the national award for apprentice of the month in March 2010.
The start of the 2013/2014 season saw Wilson establish himself as a solid fixture in the starting line-up. Forming a good understanding with strike partner Leon Clarke, after just 11 league games Wilson had notched up 10 goals, topping the League One scoring charts. He finished the season as League One’s third-top scorer with 22 goals and also earned himself a place in the League One PFA Team Of The Year.
All the more impressive as he had suffered injury for two months with a dislocated shoulder in early 2014. Wilson won League One Player of the month award for March, He also won his clubs Top Goalscorer award, Player’s Player award voted for by his team mates and the Player of the season award voted for by Coventry City fans themselves.
CALLUM WILSON IN ACTION: