Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson receives debut England call-up

November 8, 2018
By: Daniel Orme

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has been called into the England squad for the first time, the FA have announced.

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions are in action during the international break as they take on the United States of America in a friendly at Wembley Stadium. They then have a crunch class in the UEFA Nations League as they clash with Croatia.

During his press conference of the squad announcement, England boss Southgate told how valuable Wilson could be the Three Lions squad.

He said: “We know plenty about him.

“He’s a threat running in behind defences, so this will be a good opportunity to look at him and try to see how he fits in to what we are trying to do.”

Wilson, 26, has been in great form so far during the 2018/19 Premier League season. Having made 13 appearances in all competitions, he has scored seven goals and provided five assists, making him the joint highest English scorer in the English top-flight.

The former Coventry man made one appearance for the Three Lions’ under-21 set up back in 2014. He appeared in a short cameo against France in an international friendly.

England are huge favourites for the game against the USA. They can be backed at 4/11 with William Hill to win the game.

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