McCallum signs new deal

The 19-year-old has signed a new contract with West Ham United until summer 2015

On-loan AFC Wimbledon striker Paul McCallum is fit, scoring goals and enjoying his football again.

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After missing virtually the whole of the 2011/12 campaign due to shin problems, the West Ham United centre forward has returned to regular action this term.

McCallum’s six goals fired the Development Squad to the Barclays Under-21 Premier League Group 1 title before embarking on a loan spell AFC Wimbledon.

“It’s been a good few weeks. I have signed a new contract with West Ham and been doing well and scoring goals, so I cannot ask for any better.

“I feel like I am physically fit and when I scored two goals in the opening Under-21 game of the season [in a 3-1 home win over Reading], I felt I was ready and it gave me a lot of confidence to go out and play my game.

“I would like to thank all the staff at West Ham, particularly the physio Tom Smith, for getting me right for this season. I only played one game last season, which was frustrating for me and knocked my confidence.

After suffering the shock of being shown a red card at Morecambe on his maiden appearance for the club, the teenager has returned to the starting XI in stunning style, scoring in a 3-2 victory at Torquay United on New Year’s Day before smashing in the only goal of the game in another welcome win at Rochdale.

McCallum’s loan spell at Wimbledon is scheduled to end on Saturday 19 January and, as things stand, his short-term future is undecided.

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