CALLUM Wilson netted a stunning comeback hat-trick before revealing his young son thought he had hung up his boots!

Wilson’s wife and two children – son Oritse and daughter Orlagh – were among the crowd as he scored his first Premier League goals since recovering from a second serious knee injury.

He set the ball rolling by firing twice in the first half against Huddersfield and added a third late on in the 4-0 triumph to ensure he took home the match ball.

Asked what had inspired him during his rehab, the 25-year-old told the Daily Echo: “Family. I have two kids, a girl and a boy, and that is why I play football, for them.

“When you are having your hard times and you feel like giving up, they are the reason you don’t.”

He added: “The little man asked for four goals and I should have got the fourth at the end!

“I should have given him what he asked for.

“But I was just delighted we got the three points, we have back-to-back wins and the boys kept a clean sheet.”

Asked whether five-year-old Oritse realised what the striker had been going through during his injury nightmare, Wilson replied: “Not really, he is too young. I think he was just thinking I didn’t play football anymore!

“But when I scored against Middlesbrough as well, he was there and was buzzing.

“He is starting to get back into it now and realising that his dad plays week in, week out, rather than just sitting and watching with him on the sidelines.

“I am just trying to perform for them.”

Speaking about his injury setbacks, Wilson added: “It’s tough on you and on your family. It is not something I want any player to go through.

“Having one injury is bad enough but having two is devastating. Sometimes you doubt yourself and think, are you going to get back to the levels you got to?

“I was always going to come back better than I have ever been.

“You work hard throughout your rehab and these are the times and things you dream about.

“You think in your dark days ‘I want to get a goal and get back’. I should have scored at Newcastle but it wasn’t to be.

“But I worked hard over the international break to try to make sure I perfected my finishing and improved as a player, and it paid off.”

Victory gave Cherries their fourth league win of the campaign as well as back-to-back top-flight triumphs for the first time this season.

And with his first league goals in the bag for the campaign, frontman Wilson believes he is still making up for lost time.

He added: “I missed a lot of football being injured and I am just playing catch-up.

“I feel fit, strong and healthy, and that is the most important thing. It’s just about improving as a player now.”