Coventry City Under-23 Coach Simon Farndon has heaped praise onto Nottingham Forest ‘target’ Sam McCallum. 

According to Coventry Live, Leeds United are interested in signing the 19-year-old. However, the Express and Star believe that West Bromwich Albion, Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town are also tracking the youngster’s situation.

The left-back only made his debut for the Sky Blues last season, but has already established himself as a key first-team player in Mark Robins’ side. This goes to show what kind of impact he has made.

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Having seen McCallum’s rapid progression, Farndon doesn’t believe the left-back would struggle to adapt to life in the Championship.

Speaking to Coventry Live, he said: “He’s got the lot. He’s literally got everything you want to tick off on a left-back.

“He’s highly intelligent so he takes information on board and everything you ask him to do he does to the best of his ability.

 

“It’s an exciting time so let’s see what he does in his career. After the eight weeks at the club you could see that he’s going to be a player.”

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Potential

Coventry have made a very promising start to the season in League One, and McCallum has played in key part in that. The Sky Blues currently sit just two points off the automatic promotion places.

He has made eight appearances in all competitions so far this season, with five of these coming in League One. He’s arguably one of the most promising talents in the Football League at the moment.

Despite his potential, it does seem odd that the Reds would be interested in signing another left-back.

Sabri Lamouchi already has Jack Robinson and Yuri Ribeiro in his squad. It’s fair to say that McCallum would struggle to dislodge either of those players in the side if he was to join in January.

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Not only that, but McCallum wouldn’t be a cheap addition. Mark Robins has said it would take a ‘monumental bid’ for the Sky Blues to part with their prize asset.

The Reds are unlikely to have a huge amount of money to play with in January. They would be wise to invest whatever funds they have available on another striker, as they currently lack back-up options to Lewis Grabban.