Date: 9th December 2020 at 12:15pm
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Charlotte Robson of the True Faith podcast joined Taylor Payne and The Athletic’s George Caulkin on a recent episode of the Pod On The Tyne to discuss a variety of subjects regarding Newcastle United.

One of the topics debated during the podcast was who should be named as the club’s player of the year for 2020 and it was suggested that Callum Wilson should be in the running. The striker signed for the Magpies in September from Bournemouth in a deal reportedly worth £20.03m (as per Transfermarkt).

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Starting with an easy one, what number does Wilson wear for Newcastle?

Since his arrival, he has made 10 appearances for the club, contributing seven goals and two assists (via Transfermarkt). However, despite his impressive start to life at St. James’ Park, Robson does not think he should be named as Newcastle United’s player of the year. Here is what she had to say:

“He wouldn’t be mine because we’ve seen enough to know that he’s what we needed, and he’s clearly very good, and there’s so much potential there for him to score a lot more goals for us when we’re allowed to play again. But I think I would prefer to have a look at the year as a whole or someone with a few more games under their belt. I think he’s been incredible, and I’m really excited about what he can do and maybe in a year’s time, if you ask me that question, he’s going to be, hands-down, the answer, but not yet.”

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TIF Thoughts on Charlotte Robson’s comments regarding Callum Wilson…

In addition to the aforementioned goal record, the 28-year-old’s average performance rating in the Premier League this season currently stands at a solid 7/10 (as per WhoScored), which suggests that he has been a positive addition to Steve Bruce’s side but it seems the fact he hasn’t been at the club very long works against him in the podcaster’s eyes.

In our view, if the £20.25m-rated forward continues his strong form in the famous black and white stripes, come this time next year, he will almost certainly be a strong contender for the prize.