Callum Wilson believes he’ll score even more goals under Eddie Howe, admitting we sat too deep under Steve Bruce and struggled to create chances for him as a result.
Our new boss is renowned for his front front, offensive philosophy, a style of play that he has promised to replicate on Tyneside despite critics telling him otherwise.
Wilson has already bagged four goals so far this season in a side that has forced him to feed off of scraps for service, but remains determined to add to his tally and is relishing the opportunity to receive more chances.
It was Howe who originally unearthed Wilson for £3m from Coventry and helped turn him into the established Premier League striker we know today.
This is what he said in an exclusive interview with The Chronicle:
“No disrespect to anybody who has been in charge, we have been a lot further from the goal than we’d like to be.
“And opportunities were few and far between so you have to make sure you are focused and concentrated.
“I’ve had to be ruthless when I have had an opportunity.
“I have been consistent on that front.
“Now there are going to be more opportunities coming our way.
“If you have that same mentality to make you as clinical as possible then ultimately it will lead to more goals and you are going to be receiving the ball in better areas.
“And also the players will be in positions where they can chip in with goals and get assists from different positions from different areas of the pitch.
“It’s going to be a team effort and obviously being a striker you are that focal point where people will look to you to score goals.”
With 16 goals and five assists in 30 starts for the club, we’ll have some striker on our hands if Wilson’s form in front of goal improves under Eddie Howe!