Forward In, Forward Out

By Jim Bonner
Last updated : 15 January 2015

Pompey have confirmed the loan signing of West Ham striker Paul McCallum until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old has had loan spells at League Two clubs in the past, scoring a collective 10 goals in 24 appearances for AFC Wimbledon, Aldershot and Torquay. However, he didn't find the net in six games for Hearts in the Scottish Championship earlier in 2014 and has had his previous loan two spells cancelled due to injury.

It's a little baffling as to why Andy Awford would bring in another striker when he has Matt Tubbs, Craig Westcarr and Ryan Taylor available to him and with other areas of the squad needing prioritising as the midfield still lacks creativity and the defence still lacks a leader.

However, McCallum's scoring record is decent and he could work well with Tubbs to form a formidable partnership until the end of the season.

As one striker comes to Pompey, another leaves and he has certainly taken his time to leave but David Connolly is finally no longer at the club after cancelling his contract by mutual consent and signing for AFC Wimbledon.

There's not a lot to say about Connolly that hasn't already been said but good riddance to a player who upset the apple cart and didn't really care about the club the moment he was turned down for the manager's job last season before being shipped out to Oxford.

He could have been an asset to this club had his attitude been right and if he wanted to stick around and actually contribute to the club that paid his wages but instead will simply be known as a "useless Scummer" who will undoubtedly score against Pompey for Wimbledon come March 21st.

Let's just hope Tubbs scores more!

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