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Wright Backs Cherries Striker For England

Wright Backs Cherries Striker For England

Former England international Ian Wright believes Gareth Southgate should hand Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson the chance to impress. Wilson has made a fine start to 2018-19 and already boasts two goals from his first four outings as Bournemouth sit in a lofty sixth position with seven points.

Wilson has been key in helping them to get off the mark quickly and the striker looks to be enjoying his football after a tough few years with injuries.
He was tipped to force his way into the England set-up shortly after the Cherries came into the top flight but a series of serious knee injuries stalled his progress.

Wright, who won 33 caps for the Three Lions, believes Wilson has done enough to claim a place in Southgate’s squad and has urged the England manager to consider options away from the ‘big six’.

Speaking on 5 Live Sport, Wright said: “What Gareth has to look at now is not going ageist or ‘club-ist’ on people in respect of not being at an elite club.
“If someone is doing a good enough job and playing well enough in this league at the moment then pick them and play them – give them a chance.

“Callum Wilson with the injuries and what he’s done – these players have had a real hardship to get where they are and deserve to be rewarded.”

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