Callum Wilson gives selection hint ahead of Newcastle United debut

Callum Wilson’s good to go at Newcastle United – after joining in a £20million move.

Thursday, 10th September 2020, 7:30 am

The 28-year-old striker, signed from Bournemouth this week, is ready to make his debut against West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday, despite a lack of pre-season minutes.

“I’ve not really played any pre-season games as such,” said Wilson, who will take the No.13 shirt at the club. “With the way that the season ended, the lockdown and the short break, it’s probably the best-case scenario, really, in terms of getting back to fitness again.

"We only had two weeks off, and then straight back into a pre-season again. I didn’t really have too much time to lose that fitness. Yeah, match-fitness is different to the running you can do, but you can gain that fairly quickly. I’ve been professional and kept myself in good shape. It’s exciting to get myself involved.”

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Wilson has scored seven goals from eight appearances against West Ham.

Callum Wilson.