Callum Wilson confident of Bournemouth first-team return
Last Updated: 05/10/17 11:06am
Callum Wilson is feeling "confident and strong" after returning from his eight-month injury lay-off for Bournemouth under-21s on Wednesday.
Wilson has not played since January when he suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury against Crystal Palace, his second in the space of 15 months.
Bournemouth have managed just four goals in the first seven Premier League games of the campaign, but Wilson - who had a goal ruled out for offside in his comeback for the reserves - is hopeful he will be available for selection for Eddie Howe soon.
"It felt good to be out there, strong, confident. On another day they go in," Wilson told Sky Sports News.
"Hopefully I'll be back in the first team soon."
Wilson played 65 minutes of the 3-2 Premier League Cup win over Norwich, and while he insists thoughts of a third injury recurrence are not concerning him, he will not rush his comeback.
"It feels fine, it's not even in my mind," Wilson told Bournemouth's official website. "I know it's strong, I've done all my testing and everything says it's stronger than last time.
"I didn't even think about it, I just thought about playing well and focus on the pitch.
"This time round I feel a lot better, last time I think I rushed myself back a little bit . I took longer this time and I think I've benefited from that."
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