Callum Wilson reacts after being named as Newcastle United's player of the year
Callum Wilson has spoken of his honour after being named as Newcastle United’s player of the year.
The 29-year-old, who joined from Bournemouth for £20million, is set to finish his debut season on Tyneside as top scorer with 12 goals in 26 appearances.
Wilson missed two months of the campaign with a hamstring injury but returned in time to help steer United to Premier League safety.
In what proved to be his final appearance of the term, Wilson scored a brace during the 4-2 win at Leicester City a few weeks ago.
Remarkably, Steve Bruce's side have never lost a match in which Wilson has found the net.
He becomes just the second striker to take home the award after Alan Shearer and Salomon Rondon.
"Honoured to be chosen as NUFC player of the season this year,” Wilson told his Instagram followers.
"It’s been a strange year not being able to see you all in the crowd but I’m happy that you’ve enjoyed what you have seen from afar!
"We push on next year and hopefully achieve some success together.”
Meanwhile, Toon fans replied to congratulate Wilson.
@n_nufc: Congratulations @CallumWilson. #NUFC
@NUFCHotspot: Thoroughly deserved - Made the difference between survival and relegation imo! #NUFC
@NufcNation: Congrats! Well deserved.
@1892_NUFC_: well deserved too great signing
@VivaLaBaguette_: Well deserved. Fantastic striker and hope he's back fully fit for the start of next season
@AngelNUFC: He deserves it with ASM/Willock a close second.
@AdamP1242: Best striker since Ba
@gbaznufc: Would be relegated without him.