Age: 19 *
At Club Since: Summer 2018 (On Loan From Norwich City)
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 30(2) *
Sam McCallum has come a long way in a short space of time. Having clearly impressed Mark Robins in training after his arrival from non-league in 2018, McCallum was promoted to first-team status very early and handed first-team football ahead of much more experienced players. Having looked shaky and nervous in his initial appearances for the first-team, McCallum was backed by Robins to overcome those difficult first few games and develop into first-team regular. McCallum’s rapid progress, and at a relatively young age, has caught the eye of some of the biggest clubs in the country.
An athletic presence at left-back, McCallum has increasingly become a useful outlet for the team on the left side of the pitch. Willing to make direct runs on his flank to provide width to our attacks, surprisingly good in the air and a capable reader of the game, McCallum has the makings of a very good player. He is still short of being the finished product, he has yet to become reliable beating players going forward and can be a soft touch defensively at times. Just how much better McCallum can get remains unclear, he is a fast-learner who is clearly benefitting from the faith Mark Robins has put in him to play regular football.
*As of 22/02/2020