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Blue kid on the block - Callum Preston

Posted: Wed 04 Dec 2013
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Callum Preston

Image by: Roy Smiljanic

The latest Blues youngster in the spotlight is goalkeeper Callum Preston.

Name: Callum Preston
Date of birth: 07.11.95
Place of birth: Stafford
Position: Goalkeeper

What school did you go to? Welshpool High School.
What was the first team you played for and were they any good? Shire Oak Aces and not bad!
Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it? No
How were you spotted by Blues? I was at Liverpool.
How long have you been at the club? Five years.
Who has been the biggest influence on you since joining the club? Andy Mulliner (Goalkeeping coach).
What are your strengths as a player? Shot-stopping.
If you could improve one part of your game what would it be? My distribution.
What would be a successful 12 months for you now? A pro-contract.
How much interaction do you have with the first team? Quite a bit.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Don’t forget to enjoy it.
What boots do you wear? Nike CTRs.
Are you any good at any other sports? Yes, cricket and golf.
What other non-footballing sportsman do you most admire? Andy Murray.
What is your favourite pre-match meal? Scrambled eggs on toast.
Who is the most skilful player you have played with? Ravel Morrison.
Who are your best friends in football? The Goalkeepers’ Union.
Do you use Twitter? If so, what is your Twitter name? Yes, it’s @CallumPreston95
Which team did you support as boy? Nobody.
What is the best goal you have ever scored? Do own goals count?
Who do you think is the best footballer in your position? Manuel Neuer.
What is the most memorable match you have played in? Beating Man Utd 10-0 with Liverpool.
Describe yourself in three words? Laid-back, friendly and funny.

Academy team-mates
Best trainer? Josh Cogley.
Quickest? George McGee.
Best banter? Me.
Hard man? Nat Kelly.
Biggest joker? Reece Webb.
Most skilful? Reece Brown.
Worst haircut? Jake Weaver.
Best dressed? Peter Denton.
Biggest moaner? Charlie Cooper.
Future manager? Connal Trueman.