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Newcastle striker Callum Wilson eyeing place in England's World Cup squad

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Joel Sanderson-Murray

Newcastle striker Callum Wilson has revealed he is aiming for a place in England’s 2022 World Cup squad but knows he has a fight on his hands.

The 29-year-old got his 2022/23 campaign off to the perfect start by scoring in the Magpies’ 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

With the Premier League taking a mid-season break due to the World Cup taking place in Qatar in November and December, it leaves potential candidates three months to stake their claim for a spot.

Wilson has earned four caps for his country but his last appearance came in October 2019.

Speaking to the Northern Echo, the centre-forward laid out his international ambitions: “I have to hit the ground running.

“At the moment, I am probably not in the running (for a World Cup place), but it is something that is in my mind and I am focusing on when I set my targets and try to achieve them.

“My job is putting the ball in the net, focusing on the process and being consistent game by game. Then, we’ll see where we end up in 15 games.”

Wilson has scored 21 goals in his 47 appearances since moving to the north east in September 2020.

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