Callum Wilson’s 90 second or so cameo at Aston Villa was much welcomed by any fan who has stepped through the hallowed gates of Dean Court.
When he got injured back in September 2015, Howe and the fans were cursing our luck. He was the one player who was going to fire us to Premier League safety. But, as we all know there is no I in team. It takes 11 players to get the three points and this has been perfectly demonstrated by AFC Bournemouth in their quest for 17th spot. No one player has been carrying the goalscoring burden, it has been a team effort. You know it’s a team effort when your central defender is only two goals short of your top scorer.
CAN STEVE COOK BEAT WILSON AND KING TO TOP SPOT?
Right, we know football is a team game, but everyone loves a striker who can score a goal or twenty. A team that can score goals will only be enhanced by a striker who can score goals. Everyone loves a goalscorer, and there is no doubt that is exactly what Callum Wilson is.
Even though he has been out for seven months he is still our (joint) top Premier League goalscorer on five goals. This means with five games left there is the distinct possibility that he could be still our top goalscore for the season. It’s effectively a shootout between him, Josh King and Steve Cook for the Cherries inaugral Premier League golden boot.
He himself has said that he wants to finish top scorer. We’re sure he does, but I think Josh King might have something to say about that, while Steve Cook, will be keeping quiet but knowing he has a good chance of finishing top himself.