Wilson Was On England Radar

Last updated : 07 October 2015 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

England manager, Roy, Hodgson, has gone on record as saying that Callum Wilson was on his radar for a full England call up prior to the cruciate ligament injury that wuill now keep the Cherries striker side lined for 6 months.

Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, the England boss is quoted as saying: "He was on the radar. He has already played for the under-21s so we know about him but he obviously came under consideration after his excellent start this season. I am very disappointed by the injury. I can’t say he would have necessarily been in the squad because I am happy with the players we have but we think Callum has a lot of ability and lots of qualities. He is one that we certainly would have continued to follow quite closely. But now I have to wait a few months because of his tragic injury".

On the Cherries overall, Hodgson  was also quoted as saying: "I can’t believe Bournemouth’s misfortune. They have done so well. So many of their players have surprised everybody by how they have adapted. To lose three players to serious injuries, trauma injuries, is so unlucky. Unfortunately you get these injury spates. It might be unlucky for you and not your moment in time. I think we can say that about Bournemouth and I feel for Eddie Howe".