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Callum Wilson doubtful for West Ham clash

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Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says he will need to make a late assessment on the condition of Callum Wilson before making a decision about his involvement.

A nagging hamstring niggle has kept Callum Wilson out of Bournemouth last two games, an FA Cup third-round defeat by Brighton and last week’s Premier League loss at Everton.

The 26-year-old has scored 10 goals so far this season and his contribution may have been sorely missed in their back-to-back defeats.

Having resumed light training earlier this week, the England international will need to pass a late fitness test to play against West Ham on Saturday.

With striker Jermain Defoe joining Rangers on an 18-month loan deal this month, Bournemouth’s attacking options are limited.

Bournemouth boss Howe is eager to have Wilson fit and scoring goals again, but he’s cautious about rushing him back.

“He’s been on the grass once this week and we will make a very late call on him,” He told the club’s website.

“It’s difficult to know because we still have a training session today. You have to be very careful with hamstring injuries.”