Big Mac’s hungry for goals

PAUL McCALLUM has set his sights on linking up with Matt Tubbs and continuing his outstanding League Two goal return.

The striker yesterday sealed a move to Pompey from West Ham, after agreeing a loan deal until the end of the campaign.

New Pompey signing Paul McCallum Picture: Steve Wilson

New Pompey signing Paul McCallum Picture: Steve Wilson

McCallum, 21, is aiming to keep up an excellent goal ratio of 10 goals in 17 starts in League Two loan spells.

And the 6ft 2in hitman is confident he can link up with fellow new Blues hitman Matt Tubbs to do that.

‘In League Two I think my goal ratio is pretty good,’ said McCallum.

‘I know I am capable of getting goals at this level.

‘You have to score as a striker and a record of better than one goal in two games isn’t too bad.

‘I know about Matt Tubbs because I was at AFC Wimbledon, so I follow them.

‘I’m quite tall and mobile and he’s a bit smaller. I’m sure I can come in and build a good partnership with him.’

McCallum is looking to put six months of injury pain behind him, after picking up a stress fracture in his back, with his current West Ham deal up in the summer.

He added: ‘It’s good to be here until the end of the season and not just a month, so I can settle here for a while and not four games.

‘What happens to me is down to this loan.

‘I do have an option in my contract West Ham can take.

‘But a lot of it’s down to me, how well I play and hard I work at Portsmouth.

‘Sometimes it’s best to go down and work your way back up.’