Wilson nets twice for Cherries U21s

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Callum Wilson is making good progress from a long injury lay-off after bagging a brace for Bournemouth Under-21s against Cheltenham on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old striker has spent the better part of the last two seasons on the sidelines after suffering two separate ligament injuries in his right and left knee.

Wilson hasn't featured for Eddie Howe's side since the 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on January 31, having ruptured his knee ligaments in training two days later.

But the Coventry City youth product stepped up his recovery during the international break by starting two games in a week for the Cherries U21s, and scoring twice in a 3-2 loss to the Robins at the League Two club's Season Training Ground.

Wilson played the full 90 minutes on Tuesday as Howe continues to build up his match fitness before bringing the marksman back into the first-team fold.

"I'm feeling fine, the knee feels strong and I feel ready to go. I'm going to carry on working hard in training and waiting for my chance," he told the club's official website after the match.

"It's always good to score as it builds confidence and since the injury it's good to get back on the scoresheet. I was never in doubt over my abilities and I feel I'm striking the ball probably better than I was before to be honest.

"Two goals, both different goals today, and now I'm looking forward to scoring these goals in the first team."