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Callum aims to play a pivotal part in the Wimbledon story

First interview with new signing

26 July 2019

Callum Reilly says he will be giving his all for the Wimbledon cause after being impressed by the club’s ‘amazing’ rise through the leagues.

Speaking shortly after signing, Callum said: “From the outside looking in, the journey the club has been on is amazing. Not just on a game day, but how the fans have taken the club forward. It’s been so impressive. Hopefully, I can add to that and I will work my hardest, as I’ve always done before. Hopefully, we’ll have a very productive season together.

“The future is bright at this club. Moving to a new stadium is the next step and for any player to be lucky enough to be a part of it is very good. It was tough when I came here last season. It was a remarkable turnaround after the gaffer came in. That was very impressive from the outside looking in and hopefully we can take that form from the back end of last season into this season.”

Callum was a part of the Gillingham side that won 4-2 here in April, a rare defeat during Wimbledon’s Great Escape from relegation. The turnaround really caught his attention and was a real factor in his decision to join Wimbledon.

“I’m delighted to get the deal done and over the line,” added Callum. “Meeting everyone today has been good, I’ve been made to feel very welcome by everyone. I’m just itching to get out there now with the season starting next week, so it’s good timing. I had a couple of bits of interest in me throughout the summer, but as soon as this was mentioned to me it was something that I wanted to pursue. I spoke to the manager and I liked everything I’d heard about the club. I’ve played against the club and heard the fans. With the ambitions of the club, I was impressed and as soon as I heard about Wimbledon’s interest I wanted to get it done.

“I’ve played here a couple of times before and the crowd have always been brilliant. I like the camaraderie and the morale about the place. I’m really excited that the first game is at home. The fact that we get to play at home in front of our own fans is really good for the lads. You always look out for the first fixture and you hope it’s at home. You can get off to a good start in front of your own fans.”

Take a look below at an extensive interview with Callum.  


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