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Callum Enjoys the Perfect Start

4 August 2019

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ARGYLE wing-back Callum McFadzean has promised that there is plenty more to come from him after he spearheaded the Pilgrims’ history-making start to the new Sky Bet League Two season.

Callum scored twice in a 3-0 victory at Crewe Alexandra as Argyle registered the biggest opening-day victory away from home in their history.

His goals, in the fourth minute and deep into second-half injury-time, came on his debut after moving to Home Park from Bury during the summer.

Despite featuring in 49 games of the Shakers’ League Two promotion-winning campaign, Fadz did not score a single one of their 82 league goals.

“Plenty of assists, but no goals,” he said. “So it’s a bit strange. I think you’ll probably see more assists and more goals – if I’m there, I’m not afraid to shoot.

“It’s a great start, personally and as a team. It’s always massive to get off to a winning start.

“That was one of our main objectives, coming in to the start of the season, to get off to a good start. I feel we’ve done it and we feel like we’ve got more to come, so that’s a big plus, as well.”

Fadz, 25, got off the mark as he joined an attack that had begun on the right-hand side.

He said: “Coming from the left-hand side, I had a shot with my right foot. It deflected, went up into the air, and I saw it fall nicely. I thought ‘Might as well; I’m in the box; give it a try.’ It went in. Buzzing.”

His second came after he was slipped in on goal by former Bury team-mate Danny Mayor, a move that the pair have executed before and aim to keep on doing.

“Me and Danny have done that last season; that’s what we like to do,” he said. “We’re an attacking left-hand side and you’ll see that all season.

“I’ll be going from minute one to the final whistle – that’s what I’m all about; I’m up and down – and Danny does what he does. He’s a magic man. I just make the runs – if he gives it to me, he gives it to me; if not, I expect him to do the rest.

“I think we’ve got a good partnership there and, as the games go on, we’re only going to get stronger.”

While Fadz will get most of the headlines for the goals which make him League Two’s joint leading scorer for at least a week, the Pilgrims will be grateful to goalkeeper Alex Palmer for some fine saves as Crewe put them under pressure after recovering from going 2-0 behind to Joel Grant’s 20th-minute goal

Callum said: “We had to dig deep, to defend; Alex’s has pulled some great saves off, kept us in the game.

“It was a good test. We expected that from Crewe – they are a good team, so to come here and keep a clean sheet and score three goals is a good start.

“The second goal knocked the confidence a little bit, and we expected them, in the second half, to come out guns blazing because they are not going to just sit back.

“I thought we dealt with it right. It shows with a clean sheet.”

Argyle next face Colchester United at Home Park where the aim will be to build on the pleasing performance at the Alexandra Stadium in front of 1,700 of the Green Army.

“It’s a good start,” said Fadz. “We can’t get too carried away but we’re going in the right direction.

“The fans are going to go away buzzing; we’re going to go away buzzing. But we have got to be level-grounded. We just want to keep going.

“We know there’s more to come and that’s a good feeling. There’s stuff we need to work on, but it’s the first game and to get a win and three points is a big plus.”


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