CHERRIES striker Callum Wilson made a triumphant return from injury before setting his sights on a seventh-place Premier League finish – and, potentially, European football.

Wilson, who had been sidelined for seven weeks by a knee problem, scored one and set up another in front of England boss Gareth Southgate as Cherries brushed aside Huddersfield 2-0 at John Smith’s Stadium.

The Dorset club are on the cusp of survival and trail seventh-place Wolves by seven points with eight games to go.

Depending on the outcome of the FA Cup and Premier League, finishing seventh could still be enough to secure a spot in Europa League qualifying next season.

And Wilson has his sights set firmly upwards.

He said: “We want to climb as high as we can. Seventh place is still in our minds and we have a good run of games coming up.

“We will take each one as it comes and, hopefully, keep climbing the league.

“The players and the management believe in each other and we know we’ve got the quality to make an impact in this league – it’s just about being consistent.

“We haven’t been consistent away from home. Now is a good time to start with the good run of games we’ve got.”

Wilson had already suffered two serious knee injuries during his spell at Cherries and this latest problem sidelined him for six fixtures.

He said: “It’s annoying but I am mentally strong and didn’t let it bother me.

“I always had a focus to get back, score goals and help the team and that’s what I did against Huddersfield.

“You come back from injury and you want to make an impact.

“I worked hard to get myself fit and to a point where I knew I could last 90 minutes, and I managed to do that.”

Wilson, who scored on his England debut against the United States in November, has racked up 12 goals in 25 appearances in a Cherries shirt this season.

Asked if the campaign was proving the best of his career, Wilson said: “I think it’s been one where I’ve been fit for the longest, so you could say that in terms of statistics as well.

“I’m scoring goals, getting assists and helping the team. I knew I was capable of that, I just needed a good run of games.

“It’s nice to pick up from where I left off against West Ham.”

Wilson now has seven goals in six league appearances against Huddersfield.

He joked: “They are my favourite team in the league! I wish I could play them every week!”

Three Lions boss Southgate has a number of decisions to make before the upcoming Euro 2020 qualification double header, with the Group A opener at home to Czech Republic followed by a trip to Montenegro.

Southgate, who also gave Wilson his England under-21s debut, is due to name his senior squad at St George’s Park on Wednesday.