GOAL hero Callum Wilson set his sights on Carabao Cup glory and insisted: "We are in it to win it."

The electric hitman last night rose highest to glance in Marc Pugh’s in-swinging corner, earning Eddie Howe’s men a 3-2 victory over Blackburn after they had squandered a two-goal advantage.

Having spared Cherries' blushes and secured their place in the fourth round, the 26-year-old made the case for his team to go all the way ahead of Saturday's last-16 draw.

Wilson said: “You don’t think that far ahead but we are not just in the competition to take part.

“We are in it and we want to win it. Every game you play you want to get a positive result from.

“Any player, manager and club wants to win trophies and medals. We have opportunities in the cup and we should try to go as far as we can.

“We just need to keep our feet on the ground and keep working hard.”

Wilson’s winner came after Junior Stanislas’s half-volley and Jordon Ibe’s penalty had put Cherries in command before Craig Conway and Adam Armstrong hit back for the Lancashire outfit.

With seconds remaining, the striker – who had hit the woodwork moments before scoring – revealed he had been thinking about contesting a penalty shootout.

“I had the chance which hit the bar and you are thinking ‘it’s not going to be our day, we are going to penalties’,” said Wilson.

“You see the clock running down and the board went up with four minutes added on. You are thinking it’s surely over.

“We knew that corner would be our last chance to get the win.

“I was delighted. You come on as a substitute to make a difference and want to make an impact on the game.”

Renowned for his blistering pace to get in behind defences, Wilson has only scored three headed goals in the top flight.

He hit the post with a header which was turned in on the rebound by Nathan Ake during last month’s 2-2 draw with Everton.

The former Coventry star believes his aerial threat has improved after putting in the hard yards behind the scenes.

“I’ve not so much worked on my heading but I have been in the gym working on power,” he said.

“We all have to improve on our jumps and get monitored on them weekly to try to make sure we are improving in every area.

“I think it’s more gym-based which is improving the leap from the players, getting into that position a bit more and using the strength of the neck to flick it towards goal.

“The only way you are going to improve your heading is practice. Working on it on the training field is the part where you are going to get the most benefit.”