Pacey Canadian wings in to Sincil Bank

Lincoln City manager Chris Sutton has moved to further strengthen his squad after securing the signing of winger Gavin McCallum.

Gavin McCallum in action for Hereford United. The winger joins the Imps fresh from gaining his first international cap. Photo: Ingy the Wingy via Flickr

Lightning-quick McCallum, who impressed playing for Hereford United against the Imps last season, has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at Sincil Bank.

The acquisition of the 22-year-old Canadian international is Sutton’s fifth major signing of the summer. He also becomes the second wide man that the manager has brought in, after Mustapha Carayol signed in May. The duo look set to occupy the flanks for Lincoln next season and their frightening pace is bound to worry League Two defenders.

McCallum began his career at Yeovil Town, but couldn’t force his way into the The Glovers’ first team and had to settle for an array of loan deals at non-league clubs, including Tamworth and Dorchester. McCallum went on to play for Weymouth and then Sutton United which is where his speed caught the eye of the then-Hereford United manager John Trewick. He signed a short-term deal for the Bulls after a successful trial spell.

He made 20 league starts and seven substitute appearances for the club last season, scoring seven goals in the process.

And McCallum’s recent good form earned him his first cap for the Canadian national team. He celebrated his debut by scoring a late equaliser in The Reds’ 1-1 draw in Venezuela last month.

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