ARGYLE boss Ryan Lowe has sent his best wishes to young striker Calum Dyson, who has been forced to retire from the game at the age of just 23 after a chronic ankle injury.
The former Everton youngster moved to Home Park in the summer of 2018 but was limited to just two appearances in the Trophy and a loan spell at Stevenage proved equally frustrating, as Calum struggled with the injury.
When Ryan arrived as manager this summer, Calum was sent to St George’s Park in a last attempt to help cure the problem but he has now been forced to make this tough decision.
“It was a while ago [we knew] and he now looks forward to new ventures,” said Ryan. “For us, as a football club, and me, as a manager, we made sure he was comfortable with everything we did.
“He was financially looked after by the club and well guided, I’d like to think, by me and the coaching staff, and with everything we gave him.
“We pushed him right to the end and even sent him to St George’s Park to help him. It was tough for Calum and tough for all of us at the time. We did say we would help him with any other clubs and we did speak to some non-league clubs.
“We tried to do everything for Calum to perhaps play part-time. At 23 years of age, it’s very tough to retire from football but when we spoke to him when he was leaving, he felt like he had a weight lifted from his shoulders and could go and live his life.
“It’s been tough for him but we’ve said we’ll always be there for him, and whatever he needs, whether that’s references or whatever. I just wish him all the best for the future.”
All of us at Home Park would like to wish Calum every success in this new chapter in his life.