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Dons keeper salutes striker

7 January 2013

Paul McCallum earns reward with new deal

Neil Sullivan has predicted a bright future ahead for Wimbledon’s on-loan striker Paul McCallum.

It was announced by West Ham this afternoon that the 19-year-old has signed a new two-and-a-half year contract with the Premier League club.

That comes after McCallum’s two crucial goals for Wimbledon, the latest at Rochdale on Saturday, and it certainly offers reward for a young striker who has bounced back from being sent off on his Dons debut and suffering a serious injury last season.

His work ethic and attitude has impressed 42-year-old Wimbledon goalkeeper Sullivan, who was regarded as one of the Premier League’s best goalkeepers during his peak years.

“He works so hard up front,” said Sullivan. “If you look at the first-half at Rochdale on Saturday, he was up there on his own, but he kept going. The goal he scored was a great reward for that. If he keeps scoring goals for us then people are going to take notice of him. You can tell in training that he has something about him and he has a lot of ability. If he keeps working hard in training and progressing, then then he can have a good future in the game.”

 . Paul’s new dealMcCallum’s current loan deal at AFC Wimbledon runs until 19 January. To read an interview with the striker on the official West Ham website, click on 

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