Callum Wilson continues injury return with two goals for Bournemouth U21s

Bournemouth's Callum Wilson celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game v Arsenal during the Premier League match at the Vitality on Jan 2017.
Image: Callum Wilson scored his first goals since his injury eight months ago

Callum Wilson stepped up his return from a long-term knee injury by scoring twice for Bournemouth under-21s in a defeat at Cheltenham.

The Cherries lost 3-2, but were boosted by the progress shown by Wilson. The striker scored his first goals since suffering the injury eight months ago.

Wilson was handed his second start in a week as Bournemouth look to build-up his match fitness ahead of a first-team return, and the 25-year-old played the full 90 minutes.

Wilson said: "I'm feeling fine, the knee feels strong and I feel ready to go. I'm going to carry on working hard in training and waiting for my chance.

"It's always good to score as it builds confidence and since the injury it's good to get back on the scoresheet.

"I was never in doubt over my abilities and I feel I'm striking the ball probably better than I was before to be honest.

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"Two goals, both different goals today, and now I'm looking forward to scoring these goals in the first team."

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