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INTERVIEW: McCallum Delighted To Sign New Deal

The defender agreed a contract extension...

6 March 2019

Earlier today it was confirmed that defender Sam McCallum had agreed to sign a contract extension with Coventry City.

Sam has put pen to paper on a new deal which will run into the summer of 2022, after a successful breakthrough year.

Having signed back in the Summer Transfer Window earlier this season, McCallum admitted he never expected to be sat where he is now so soon.

Sam has gone onto make his first team debut and make seven appearances for the Sky Blues this season and is delighted to have signed a new contract.

He said: “It has been quite a rollercoaster for me, obviously I came in seven months ago, so to sign my new deal already is crazy.

“At the start of the season I wasn’t expected to progress as a second-year scholar, they just expected me at the start of next season to start kicking on.

“The 23s is still a good standard, but you can tell once you step on the first team pitch that it is a big step up from the 23s, especially with the crowd as well.”

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins has shown faith in the defender by handing him his debut and he admitted how grateful he was.

“I think that has been the best side of this, always having the Gaffer’s trust.

“It’s always good because if he doesn’t trust in you then he isn’t going to play you, so it would probably not be worth being here.

“It has been a crazy experience, first time against Wimbledon, that was nerve wracking, but Gillingham I was a bit more confident on the ball and decide where I wanted to pass it before I got it.

“Next time I’m in I should be a lot more confident then the last two times, but I hope I will get a run of games soon and show him what I can do.”

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