DETERMINED frontman Callum Wilson insisted he would remain “mentally strong” in a bid to end his wait for a Premier League goal.

The England international has gone 15 games without finding the net for Cherries in the top flight.

Eddie Howe’s men have only scored twice in their past nine league contests – both of those goals have come from midfielder Dan Gosling.

Wilson did strike in Cherries’ FA Cup third round win over Luton earlier this month but admitted his run without a league goal had been “frustrating”.

He told the Daily Echo: “I am mentally strong anyway – obviously it bothers me but I don’t let it show in my performances. I just try to stay focused, confident and have that belief that it will happen.

“Obviously as a striker, when you get one, confidence flows again.

“I haven’t scored for a while, it’s obviously frustrating, you are working hard behind the scenes.

“But it’s just about staying focused, believing, waiting for that opportunity.

“It’s probably going to take some sort of ricochet to go in and then you start getting your goals again.

“But it needs to happen sooner rather than later.”

No team in the division has scored fewer goals than Cherries ahead of tomorrow’s home game against Brighton (7.30pm).

“Throughout the run it’s obviously been frustrating,” said former Coventry man Wilson. “There’s been games where I haven’t had the opportunities.

“I’ve analysed myself, analysed whether it’s the team not functioning to get me chances.

“But all I can do is focus on me and that’s what I have been doing.

“I have been working hard on the training ground analysing matches to see what positions I can get in – it will happen soon.”

As well as not scoring, Eddie Howe’s man have also suffered defeat in their past four encounters, seeing them slip three points adrift of Premier League safety.

“Time is running out, we need to start picking up points but we’ve got to stick together as a club, fans, players and staff,” added Wilson.

“I think things will turn, we’ve got a good squad. We’ve just got to believe and break the cycle of this run of games that we’ve been losing.

“We have a home game. We’ve got to use that to our advantage and try to perform in front of the fans.

“When you are in the place we are at the minute on a run of games and the position in the league we are – people are probably trying to do too much, trying to impress too much and doing things they wouldn’t normally do.

“We win and lose together as a team and we are working hard to put it right.”