Bournemouth boss: Callum Wilson is 'unplayable'

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Eddie Howe has praised forward Callum Wilson after he netted a brace at Bolton Wanderers.

The double took former Coventry man Wilson’s tally up to six for the season, following his big-money move from his hometown club in the summer.

Arriving at Dean Court to take up the goalscoring role left vacant by the departed Lewis Grabban, Wilson netted twice on his debut, totalling four in five games in August, although he then went five games without finding the back of the net throughout September.

However, he returned to scoring form at the beginning of the current month, with his brace at Bolton enough to claim the three points and move the Cherries into the top half of the Championship table.

Despite his lack of goals in September, Cherries head coach Eddie Howe has started Wilson in all 11 games played this season, and he was not worried about the forward’s form - as long as his performances stayed at a high quality.

Speaking to the Daily Echo, Howe said: “For me, Callum’s time without a goal was never a problem as long as his performance levels remained high and they have done.

“At Watford he was nearly unplayable. He didn’t score that day but I was delighted with his all-round game.

“But those goals will do him the world of good, strikers thrive on scoring and it will give him an extra boost.

“The second was a lovely ball from Harry Arter and he probably knew that would be his last chance in the game and a big chance for us at 1-1.

“He took it superbly so I was delighted with him and it capped off what has been a great start to his Bournemouth career.”

Wilson, who scored 23 goals in 55 games for Coventry, completed his switch to the South Coast during the summer, signing for a fee believed to be in the region of £3 million. He looks to have been an astute signing by the Bournemouth management, with the Cherries slowly rising the Championship table.

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