Fresh off being called up the England U21 squad for the first time yesterday, former Coventry City striker Callum Wilson has today been named The Championship ‘Player of the Month.’
Alongside Wilson being named the Player of the Month for October, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has been named the Manager of the Month as The Cherries charged to the top of The Championship.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Wilson admitted his desire to score the goals to keep Bournemouth at the top;
“It’s nice, obviously, when you’re winning 8-0 and beating Premier League teams (West Bromwich Albion), but you enjoy it for the day and then you know you’ve got another game coming round thick and fast a few days later. You have to make sure you’re ready and focused on the job in hand for the next game.
“There is complete confidence, winning seven on the bounce, but I think you need to keep your feet on the ground. It’s a long season and anything can happen week to week.
“It’s nice to be up there. You’ve got to enjoy it while you are up there because the next game could see us third or fourth. You have to be at your best in every game to ensure that you perform as well as you can do and keep grinding out the results.”
Wilson has nine goals to his name since moving down south from The Sky Blues in the summer, but has reiterated that The Cherrie’s good form is down to teamwork.
“My goal against Norwich summed that up. I think the team had 31 passes throughout the move and I had one touch, which was the goal. I got the recognition for it, but as a team we are a great group here and working hard for each other.
“Strikers pride themselves on scoring goals, so when you’re on a bit of form like that it’s fantastic. But you have to keep yourself on the ground. In the two games we’ve had this month, I haven’t scored in them, so that shows you can go a few games without scoring if you’re not at your best.
“Hard work is what gets you those things. If you don’t do that, it’s not going to happen. Week in, week out we have to make sure that we’re working hard for each other and hopefully our goals will be achieved.”
Callum Wilson was talking to Sky Sports on behalf of Sky Bet, the Title Sponsor of The Football League.