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Callum Wilson : is injured | illness | Fitness | will play

Callum Eddie Graham Wilson is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Newcastle United.

Callum Wilson : is injured | illness | Fitness | will play

Personal information
Full name Callum Eddie Graham Wilson  
Date of birth 27 February 1992 (age 30)
   Place of birth     Coventry, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Position(s) Striker

Wilson started his career with Coventry City’s academy. He made his first-team debut on 12 August 2009 as a substitute in a 1–0 League Cup defeat to Hartlepool United.

He signed a professional deal, which saw him stay at the club for a further season, on 16 March 2010. Wilson became the first Coventry City youth teamer to win the national award for apprentice of the month in March 2010.

Callum Wilson is injured 

Pep Guardiola says Erling Haaland is feeling ‘much better’ after missing Manchester City’s last two matches, while Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has allayed fears over Callum Wilson.

Haaland was sidelined for matches against Leicester City and Sevilla over the past few days – both of which the Premier League champions won – with fellow summer signing Julian Alvarez leading the line in his absence.

Callum Wilson : is injured | illness | Fitness | will play

The Norwegian striker, who leads the league’s scoring charts with 17 goals in 11 appearances, has been struggling with a bruised foot but was pictured in training on Thursday following the Sevilla match and looked sharp.

Guardiola has now confirmed that Haaland is back in contention to play against Fulham on Saturday, though he will undergo a late fitness test after Friday afternoon’s training session.

Asked how fit Haaland looked in yesterday’s session, Guardiola replied: ‘He is much better. We will decide today if it’s a good step to start training.

‘Now we have training this afternoon and we will see.’

Probed on what things he will consider when deciding whether to select Haaland, Guardiola continued: ‘Himself, his opinion, the doctor’s opinion, if he can do 90 minutes or just less minutes. We will see after training.’

Callum Wilson illness 

The Newcastle United striker – who is pushing for a place in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man England squad for the World Cup – revealed on The Footballer’s Football Podcast things week that he had been “run down” this week ahead of Sunday’s game at the St Mary’s Stadium.

Callum Wilson : is injured | illness | Fitness | will play

“I feel a little run down this week, so I need to make sure no Callum Wilson illness kicks in fully, clear that out,” said Wilson, who scored in last weekend’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa at St James’s Park.

Eddie Howe today confirmed that Wilson was feeling better ahead of the fixture. United’s head coach said: “Yeah, I think he’s OK. He’s had a little cold. It’s funny how everything gets around, especially if you do a podcast! Finger crossed, he’ll be OK.”

Wilson has scored six goals this season, and is focused on giving everything ahead of next week’s England squad announcement.

“We’ve got a big week next week, with the Carabao Cup (against Crystal Palace) on the Wednesday night, Thursday squad announcement for the World Cup, then Saturday Chelsea at home,” said the 30-year-old, who hasn’t represented his country since joining Newcastle two years ago.


Wilson has scored six goals in nine appearances for Newcastle so far this season, including four in six matches in October.

The 30-year-old’s form has seen him tipped for an England call-up ahead of this month’s World Cup in Qatar.

Callum Wilson : is injured | illness | Fitness | will play

Newcastle’s No. 9 has recovered from a hamstring injury and proven his fitness with six starts in the space of four weeks without any real issues.

But it’s that time of year where illness can take its toll on squads, and Wilson has admitted he’s been feeling ‘a little run-down’.

Wilson has trained as usual this week in preparation for Sunday’s trip to St Mary’s as The Magpies look to stretch their unbeaten run in the Premier League to nine matches.

But Wilson is making sure to take care of himself in order to keep his place in the starting line-up.

Also “We’ve got a training week, game on a Sunday,” Wilson said on the Footballer’s Football Podcast. “I feel a little run-down this week so I need to make sure no illness kicks in fully, clear that out.

“We’ve got a big week next week as well with the Carabao Cup [against Crystal Palace] on the Wednesday night, Thursday [England] squad announcement for the World Cup then Saturday Chelsea at home.

Will play

Callum Wilson now not set to return to the Newcastle United team until after the next international break.

That is the widespread reporting from the media following a busy Wednesday.

Callum Wilson : is injured | illness | Fitness | will play

The now seemingly imminent arrival of Alexander Isak and the match / win at Tranmere Rovers taking the headlines yesterday, but as for Callum Wilson, not good news.

It is all relative of course and hopefully the info fed to the NUFC journalists is correct, with the likes of The Athletic and The Telegraph, and others, all putting the understood recovery time as three to four weeks for the Newcastle United number nine.

On Wednesday night when asked again, after the win over Tranmere, about the Wilson situation, Eddie Howe said they were still waiting on the results of scans.

Difficult not to see this as simply a delaying tactic, as at the same time the head coach said last night he expected Ryan Fraser to be fine after having had the results of the winger’s scans on a groin issue.

With then the message (hopefully) set to be, Callum Wilson set to miss these coming weeks of action but not too serious AND now we have Alexander Isak as an additional (exciting!) attacking option.

Callum Wilson made it two goals in the opening three games of the season with his excellent finish against Man City but yet again injury, especially hamstring-related, intervening.

The striker having scored at a rate of better than a goal every two starts with Newcastle BUT only having been able to start 42 of the 79 Premier League games whilst at NUFC so far.

By Rishabh

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