AFC Bournemouth: I'm no one-season wonder says Cherries new boy Callum Wilson

Bournemouth Echo: NEW BOY: AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson NEW BOY: AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson

NEW boy Callum Wilson wants to seize his Championship chance with Cherries and is on a mission to prove he was no one-season wonder.

Wilson today trained with Eddie Howe’s squad for the first time since completing a big-money move from Coventry City at the end of last week.

The 22-year-old, who penned a four-year deal, will continue to work with his new team-mates during Cherries’ pre-season training camp in Austria this week.

Striker Wilson progressed through the ranks at Coventry and plundered 22 goals for the Sky Blues last season – his first full campaign in the Football League.

Coventry-born Wilson, who has also spent time on loan in the Conference with Kettering and Tamworth, ended the season as the joint third highest goalscorer in League One.

Cherries saw off a host of clubs for his services, with Ryan Allsop and Mohamed Coulibaly joining the Midlands outfit on loan until January as part of the deal.

Speaking to the Daily Echo, Wilson said: “It is a fantastic set-up here and I want to grab with both hands the chance to play in the Championship. Hopefully, I can play regularly and score goals like I did at Coventry. This is a club on the up and I want to be a part of it.

“It was hard leaving Coventry because I grew up there and all my family and friends live there. Sometimes you have to let your head rule your heart. Everybody wants to play for their hometown club but my heart will be changing soon because I am here for the long term.

“I want to prove I am not just a one-season wonder, as people could label me. My career has been hampered by injury so it was good to finally get three-quarters of a season under my belt. It is about progressing as a player and I am looking forward to a full season.

“I feel I am only going to get better playing with better players and on better pitches. I feel the manager here will progress me and help me kick on with the team to the next level. He will give me a platform and it will be up to me to take it.”

Wilson, who describes himself as “an exciting player who likes to get supporters out of their seats”, struck up a fruitful partnership with Leon Clarke last season and will be looking to fill the void created by Lewis Grabban’s departure to Norwich.

He added: “I know Lewis and Yann Kermorgant had a great partnership here and I am a similar player to Lewis although we have different strengths. But I am not here to fill anybody’s boots and I am my own person. I am here to play, to do well and to try to help the team get into the Premier League.”

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4:29pm Mon 7 Jul 14

pure_afcb says...

really excited by wilson, cant wait to see him in a cherries shirt.

lewis who?

utc
really excited by wilson, cant wait to see him in a cherries shirt. lewis who? utc pure_afcb
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5:30pm Mon 7 Jul 14

horsted says...

welcome Callum, good luck, score and the supporters will love you
welcome Callum, good luck, score and the supporters will love you horsted
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5:35pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Nat1234 says...

Sounds a really sensible lad , welcome Callum .
Sounds a really sensible lad , welcome Callum . Nat1234
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5:59pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Doddler says...

I agree that he seems to be saying the right things at the moment, so good luck to him - and let's hope that he does as well as we all hope he will.
The only disappointment, for me, is that we will be without Mohamed Coulibaly for a few months. I only saw him play a few times but thought he was excellent and very much a star for the future. Perhaps Eddie feels that he needs to get more games under his belt - which he should be able to do at Coventry - so that when he returns he will be a stronger candidate for the starting line-ups. Let's hope so.
I agree that he seems to be saying the right things at the moment, so good luck to him - and let's hope that he does as well as we all hope he will. The only disappointment, for me, is that we will be without Mohamed Coulibaly for a few months. I only saw him play a few times but thought he was excellent and very much a star for the future. Perhaps Eddie feels that he needs to get more games under his belt - which he should be able to do at Coventry - so that when he returns he will be a stronger candidate for the starting line-ups. Let's hope so. Doddler
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6:07pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Afcbpete says...

Welcome Callum!! Looking forward to seeing you, and the other new signings, wearing the Red & Black. Like them I hope you have a very long, and very successful career here... UTCIAD
Welcome Callum!! Looking forward to seeing you, and the other new signings, wearing the Red & Black. Like them I hope you have a very long, and very successful career here... UTCIAD Afcbpete
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6:10pm Mon 7 Jul 14

matt68 says...

didnt rantie say all the right things!
didnt rantie say all the right things! matt68
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6:15pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Nat1234 says...

I've heard Eddie is looking at 2 foreign strikers . If he gets them both . I would of thought that a couple of our original strikers will be leaving .i wonder who will be going out on loan ?
I've heard Eddie is looking at 2 foreign strikers . If he gets them both . I would of thought that a couple of our original strikers will be leaving .i wonder who will be going out on loan ? Nat1234
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9:32pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Minty Fresh says...

Welcome to AFCB Callum. We can't wait for you to fulfil your potential and fire us to the Premier League.
UTCIAD!
Welcome to AFCB Callum. We can't wait for you to fulfil your potential and fire us to the Premier League. UTCIAD! Minty Fresh
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9:43pm Mon 7 Jul 14

YafcbY says...

He is a one season wonder.
One season with Coventry.
Now a good ten seasons wonder with Bournemouth in the Premier League!

We're allowed to dream right?
He is a one season wonder. One season with Coventry. Now a good ten seasons wonder with Bournemouth in the Premier League! We're allowed to dream right? YafcbY
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10:04pm Mon 7 Jul 14

canfordcherry says...

I'm sure he will do the biz, however it's a little worrying that he states himself he has been injury prone. Hope the problems are well and truly behind him!
I'm sure he will do the biz, however it's a little worrying that he states himself he has been injury prone. Hope the problems are well and truly behind him! canfordcherry
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12:45pm Tue 8 Jul 14

balsallcherry says...

Doddler wrote:
I agree that he seems to be saying the right things at the moment, so good luck to him - and let's hope that he does as well as we all hope he will.
The only disappointment, for me, is that we will be without Mohamed Coulibaly for a few months. I only saw him play a few times but thought he was excellent and very much a star for the future. Perhaps Eddie feels that he needs to get more games under his belt - which he should be able to do at Coventry - so that when he returns he will be a stronger candidate for the starting line-ups. Let's hope so.
Not sure I agree with you about Coulibaly. Not good enough for the Championship IMHO.

Callum is a great signing. I know a few Coventry fans who are gutted he's gone. Saying all the right things and appears to be able to do them too.

Welcome Callum and good luck!
[quote][p][bold]Doddler[/bold] wrote: I agree that he seems to be saying the right things at the moment, so good luck to him - and let's hope that he does as well as we all hope he will. The only disappointment, for me, is that we will be without Mohamed Coulibaly for a few months. I only saw him play a few times but thought he was excellent and very much a star for the future. Perhaps Eddie feels that he needs to get more games under his belt - which he should be able to do at Coventry - so that when he returns he will be a stronger candidate for the starting line-ups. Let's hope so.[/p][/quote]Not sure I agree with you about Coulibaly. Not good enough for the Championship IMHO. Callum is a great signing. I know a few Coventry fans who are gutted he's gone. Saying all the right things and appears to be able to do them too. Welcome Callum and good luck! balsallcherry
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3:52pm Tue 8 Jul 14

holdinkæft says...

Nat1234 wrote:
I've heard Eddie is looking at 2 foreign strikers . If he gets them both . I would of thought that a couple of our original strikers will be leaving .i wonder who will be going out on loan ?
Give it a break dear, how your hubby puts up with you is anyones guess.
Oh! maybe he left years ago.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: I've heard Eddie is looking at 2 foreign strikers . If he gets them both . I would of thought that a couple of our original strikers will be leaving .i wonder who will be going out on loan ?[/p][/quote]Give it a break dear, how your hubby puts up with you is anyones guess. Oh! maybe he left years ago. holdinkæft
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3:57pm Tue 8 Jul 14

holdinkæft says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
I've heard Eddie is looking at 2 foreign strikers . If he gets them both . I would of thought that a couple of our original strikers will be leaving .i wonder who will be going out on loan ?
Give it a break dear, how your hubby puts up with you is anyones guess.
Oh! maybe he left years ago.
Will you be at the match on friday? I would love to ram a couple of Wuststieners down your gob. of course with extra mustard.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: I've heard Eddie is looking at 2 foreign strikers . If he gets them both . I would of thought that a couple of our original strikers will be leaving .i wonder who will be going out on loan ?[/p][/quote]Give it a break dear, how your hubby puts up with you is anyones guess. Oh! maybe he left years ago.[/p][/quote]Will you be at the match on friday? I would love to ram a couple of Wuststieners down your gob. of course with extra mustard. holdinkæft
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