MARC McCallum is looking forward to testing himself in English football, and is looking forward to the competition between the three ‘keepers that are now at the club.
McCallum signs having had a short trial spell with the club this summer, and also featured in the pre-season friendly at Bovey Tracey. The 23-year-old spoke positively about his time, and how he was happy to see it turn into a contracted deal.
“I got a wee 45 minutes,” said Marc. “It was great to taste it, you know, and the boys have been great, and as soon as the gaffer said ‘if you want to come back’...I couldn’t really say no.
“I came on trial about two weeks ago and then the call came right after that. The gaffer gave me a bit of time to think over it but I knew straight away that it was going to be the right decision.”
A former Scottish youth international, Marc comes to the club with close to 100 career appearances already under his belt. He believes that this experience will be key in helping to push both himself and his fellow ‘keepers in the forthcoming season.
“I’m only 23 but I’ve played a lot of games,” he said. “I’ve played a lot of matches so I’ve got a lot of experience, so I’m hoping I can use that and push as hard as I can, and push Luke and Vincent as hard as I can.
“(Derek Adams) told me that he’s wanting the ‘keepers to push each other, so I’m looking forward to getting in and seeing what’s happening. I know I’ve come in a bit late but obviously with the trial I got a good week with the lads, so I know what’s expected.”
This marks Marc’s first spell with a club in English football, something which he states has been an ambition of his, as well as others in the Scottish game. He was also quick to recognise the ever growing Scottish links in the Argyle squad, citing the former works of the management squad in the process.
“I think up in Scotland, a lot of Scottish lads aim to play in England, and it’s a great opportunity for myself to come and try and prove myself down here. In Scotland, don’t get me wrong, the game’s great but for me I’ve always wanted to play in England.
“I know David Goodwillie. I think Derek was Ross County manager when I was at Dundee United so he roughly knew where I was. Brew (Craig Brewster) was at Dundee United, he was manager as well in the past so he roughly knew where I was. So it's great that the Scottish boys kind of stick together.”