Callum admits he shouldn’t have left

Wisbech Town first home league game of the season against Wivenhoe. Callum Reed.
Wisbech Town first home league game of the season against Wivenhoe. Callum Reed.
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EVERYONE makes mistakes in life, but it is usually a measure of a person if they can admit them. Callum Reed is happy to admit he should not have left Wisbech Town in May.

And the 20-year-old midfielder put matters right last week when he returned to the Fenmen, ruffling a few King’s Lynn feathers on his way.

He certainly carried on where he left off at the end of the season scoring in Saturday’s win 3-0 win against Wivenhoe and playing a part in another goal too.

Certainly Wisbech boss Steve Appleby was as surprised as anyone when he got the call from Reed last Monday night and said: “I was already finalising my squad for Saturday. But it was great news and when a quality player like him becomes available you have to react.

“He was superb for us last season. He is such a good player he would enhance any team and I am delighted to have him back.”

It was a brave decision by Reed to ask to come back but he readily admitted: “I realised while I was on holiday that I had made the wrong move. It was just a mistake and it is great to be back.

“I really enjoyed my football with Wisbech last season and was not enjoying it the same at Lynn.

“To score the winning goal in the Ridgeons Cup final was just fantastic and the highlight of my season. It is all good and no negatives at Wisbech and everyone is together.”

Reed was certainly taken aback by Lynn joint manager Gary Setchell’s comments after he told the club he was leaving. Setchell said: “I don’t think he had the stomach to fight for his place here, while at Wisbech he is guaranteed to play week-in and week-out.”

Reed scoffed: “I think that was a ridiculous comment. I had played in the pre-season friendlies and I am sure I was the first choice for midfield anyway. The truth is I was just not enjoying it there as much as Wisbech.

“I know I have done the right thing now. Last year when I came the expectation was to finish as high as possible in the league but now we have to be looking to win the league. The new players look very good and it now looks a much stronger squad.”