New signing Callum Morton spoke to the club after arriving back on the Fylde Coast from Sky Bet Championship side West Bromwich Albion.
The 22-year-old was a fans’ favourite at Highbury when on loan at the start of last season and will now make his return to the Fylde Coast after signing a long-term deal from Sky Bet Championship side West Brom. He will be looking to hit the ground running with new teammates and the new Head Coach Scott Brown to impress.
Here’s what Callum had to say in his interview with the Club.
On the permanent move to the Cods…
“I am delighted to get the deal done. It has been in the pipeline for a few weeks now and I am just buzzing to be back. I really enjoyed my football when I was here last season and my time here really bought me on as a person and as a player and happy to be here.
“It’s a bit odd to be back as I was here for 4-5 months. The way it ended saw me go elsewhere and in hindsight, it might not have been the best decision, but I have no regrets.
“I had to consider where I was going and knowing players here was important and it just helps for a seamless transition and when you know the lads well, it really helps you settle on and off the pitch and the happier I am off the pitch the better I am on it.
“When you are happy, you make better relationships and that transition is seamless on a Saturday afternoon and when you have a good camaraderie in the changing room, it makes a difference.
“Coming back here this time around, it feels like a completely different club to what I came into last season, and this time around I will be getting a full pre-season under my belt, and I am looking forward to working with the new manager [Scott Brown] and his coaching staff.”
On the prospect of working with Scott Brown…
“It is his first job in management and it’s exciting to see how he works, especially with his experience in the game and I am sure I will learn a lot from him. I have spoken to him about how he wants to play and how he wants me to play.
“He wants me to get at people and allow others in the team to play with freedom, as well as looking at the other side of conceding less goals so this season hopefully we can cement that side up and allow us attackers to score the goals.
“Being allowed that freedom is massive and hopefully from that, I can score lots of goals this season.”
On hitting the ground running in pre-season…
“It’s important to hit the ground running. In the last two seasons, I have struggled with a couple of injuries and haven’t had that full pre-season so it’s going to benefit me, the Club for when the season starts.
“With the fixtures coming out tomorrow it’s key to balance the work and playing matches and we will have a good pre-season and when needed, we will knuckle down and prepare for the opening game of the season.”