Confident Callum Wilson always had England career in sights – even during Conference spell

Callum Wilson made his England debut against the USA in November 2018 after impressing in the Premier League with Bournemouth.

Callum Wilson always knew he was going to be an England player. Even when he was running down the wing at Kettering Town smelling the burgers and chips on the touchline.

For Bournemouth striker Wilson it has been a tough old journey to the top. And even now the 27-year-old knows that, as he sits chatting at St George’s, Harry Kane is always going to be ahead of him in the queue of England strikers.

But Wilson, in fine form for the Cherries at the moment, with five goals in his last six games, is not fazed as he prepares for the Euro 2020 qualifying clashes against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria. He is just waiting for his moment.

That moment did not look remotely likely when he was sent out on loan to Conference sides Kettering and Tamworth from his first club Coventry in 2011/12. In all, the then raw but confident 19-year-old netted two goals in 20 games for the two clubs before being recalled.