AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has insisted his debut call-up to the senior England squad is deserved after his impressive start to the season.

ITV News report that Wilson is the highest scoring English-man in this season’s Premier League to date, bagging six times in 12 matches.

The 26-year-old has played a crucial role in the Cherries’ bright start to the campaign, contributing four assists as well as the goals as the club sit sixth in the table.

England take on the USA in a friendly tomorrow night before the UEFA Nations League clash with Croatia three days later.

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Wilson will be hoping to make his senior bow under Gareth Southgate, who he worked under with the England U21s previously.

Describing the feeling of mingling with the rest of the squad, Wilson said:

It’s nice, it’s an honour, sharing a dressing room with people like Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane. It’s nice and obviously, it is something that from when you are younger you always want to do. To finally get here is a great achievement.

When I walked in, I felt like I should be here. I felt like my performances this season have justified my selection at the moment. I play against them week in, week out, different players in the squad, so you get to see them in various opposition teams, but you’ve still got that mutual respect there. I always felt comfortable coming in here

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