sport news Callum Wilson calls on Newcastle to keep focused ahead of trip to Southampton

Callum Wilson calls on Newcastle players to 'keep our heads screwed on' ahead of trip to high-flying Southampton after impressive victory over Everton Callum Wilson scored twice as Newcastle jumped to 11th in the Premier League Everton suffered their second successive defeat as Jordan Pickford was dropped Michael Keane has called on the Toffees to cut out the costly defensive mistakes

By Damien Spellman, Pa

Published: 12:12 GMT, 2 November 2020 | Updated: 12:17 GMT, 2 November 2020

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Callum Wilson has urged Newcastle to keep their heads screwed on as they attempt to cement a solid start to the new Premier League season. 

The 28-year-old, a £20million summer signing from relegated Bournemouth, scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season on Sunday as the Magpies beat high-flying Everton 2-1 at St James' Park.

Victory eased Steve Bruce's men up to 11th with 11 points from their opening seven games, although with a tough trip to in-form Southampton to come on Friday evening, Wilson is taking nothing for granted.

Callum Wilson continued his strong start at Newcastle as he moved up to six goals this season

Callum Wilson continued his strong start at Newcastle as he moved up to six goals this season

Asked about the impact of the win over Carlo Ancelotti's men, he told NUFC TV: 'It will give the boys a lift. Three points always shoots you up the league and 11 points now, it's something to build from.

'At the minute, there's a good togetherness about the group and results obviously help with that as well, so this week is going to be a good week.

'It's a shorter period until our next game, but we'll be professional, make sure we've got our heads screwed on and get ready for Southampton away.'

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