Wilson hopes Fraser partnership can fire Newcastle up Premier League table

Callum Wilson insists his instinctive relationship with Ryan Fraser will reap more goals for Newcastle.

The pair formed a prolific partnership at Bournemouth, which they rekindled on Tyneside after both making the move North.

Fraser's cross set up Wilson for his sixth goal in seven league games this term to collect three points against Everton on Sunday.

And Wilson is now desperate for his teammate to be a regular in Steve Bruce's attacking line up, so the goals continue to flow.

Newcastle have had their best start to a campaign since 2011, after investing in proven top flight stars.

The duo's most successful campaign together was in 2018-19 when they collectively scored 21 goals and 23 assists, 12 of which were to each other.

Wilson said of Scotland international Fraser: “It's been a relationship that's been going on for a number of years.

“As soon as he was into that position I knew where the ball was going to end up.

“I just make sure I am waiting there for when it does come. It was on the goal line, but I'll take a finish like that all day!

“I am delighted for him. He has joined and is still getting himself up to speed. It will do him the world of good, he will take confidence from that assist.”

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Fraser has two assists now and one goal himself in the cup after training most of the summer on his own having refused to play for the Cherries before the restart because his contract was ending.

Wilson added: “He has had to adapt playing here playing in numerous positions which is sometimes difficult. He is a good character, a good player and has played in most positions.

“He is good on his left foot, gets the ball into the right area and as a striker you make sure you are in the right area.”

Newcastle's attack has been boosted by Wilson's arrival. They scored only 38 last season and have been in the bottom five for chances created and goals for the past three seasons.

Wilson added: “We played well against Everton and had a solid shape to build on. We had to make the most of our chances. We played more in the second half and the better team won.

“It will lift the boys. Three points shots you up the league. 11 points is something to build from. It is a short period until the next game on Friday. We will keep our heads screwed on and be ready for Southampton away.”

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