CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe believes Callum Wilson is ready for the international stage and will recommend him for an England call-up.

Wilson further enhanced his reputation as one of the brightest striking prospects in the country when he netted his fifth goal of the season during Cherries’ 2-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday.

The 23-year-old, capped by England under-21s last season, has taken the Premier League by storm during his debut campaign and is currently joint top goalscorer alongside Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez.

Signed for a bargain £2million from Coventry, the frontman netted 23 times in all competitions as Cherries clinched the Championship title last season and Howe thinks Wilson’s game has progressed.

Asked whether he felt Wilson should be given the nod by Roy Hodgson, Howe said: “It is not for me to decide. I would certainly push him and ask for him to be considered due to the start he has had and throughout the whole of last season.

“He has all the attributes a modern-day striker needs. He is very quick and did really well for the first goal in showing strength and ability to roll the defender in a tight situation. It was a superb finish and he is full of confidence at the moment.

“It is great we are playing at this level and our players are being appreciated and talked about. I would like nothing more than for Callum to go on to make England appearances.

“His potential is limitless. He is strong, quick and a good finisher. One of the features of his performance against Sunderland was his hold-up play. His general link play was as good as I have seen it.

“He is developing all aspects of his game all the time. He is still young and needs to keep level headed and keep doing the right things. If he does then only good things will happen.”