QPR saw their 2021/22 unbeaten run ended by Bournemouth last night on the South Coast but the performance of Sam McCallum has left many fans feeling positive.
The R’s were two down at the break courtesy of 21-year-old Cherries winger Jaidon Anthony, who pinched the ball off Rob Dickie before scoring the opener and then set up Dominic Solanke for the second.
Mark Warburton’s men are a difficult side to keep down, however, and they pulled themselves back into the game in the second half courtesy of McCallum – the defender showing tidy footwork and a strong finish to score his first goal of the season.
The 21-year-old joined on loan from Norwich City in the summer but missed the first few months of the season due to illness.
He’s recovered from that now and is showing R’s fans just how impressive a young player he is, raiding forward on a number of occasions as well as keeping multiple members of Bournemouth’s impressive attacking unit quiet.
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McCallum seems to be quickly becoming a popular figure amongst the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium faithful and many supporters took to Twitter to praise his display in last night’s game.
Read their reaction here:
— ellie (@qprfanellie) September 14, 2021
Well done @Sam_McCallum15 had a great game 🔵⚪️
— ReeceQPR (@Boothreece92) September 14, 2021
Great option. 1st time I have seen him over 90 mins & thought he was outstanding. Sign him up #QPR
— Frank Murphy (@Frankmurf) September 14, 2021
Sam played really well very impressed with him can he teach Kakay?!!
— Sam Exworth (@ExworthSamuel) September 14, 2021
I feel sorry for Dickie, Kakay wasn’t helping like Adomah did when he came on and McCallum did for Barbet.
But head up Kakay. We move.
Adomah and McCallum were both quality.
Just lost to the more clinical slide.
— JakeQPR ⚡️ (@JakeQPR___) September 15, 2021
Bright sides is towards the end deserved an equaliser. De Wijs with a huge chance and I thought he was fantastic tonight. McCallum really came alive second half. Onto Bristol🔵⚪️💪
— QPR LATEST NEWS (@latest_qpr) September 14, 2021
Positives tonight.. matched a good team, Sam McCallum looks a player, hurled continuous abuse at Gary Cahill.
— RL (@RossLee_) September 14, 2021
Thought Sam McCallum was very decent tonight 👏🏻
— Ethan (@_callmeethan) September 14, 2021
Sam McCallum had brooks and Christie on hes side tonight and I ain’t seen him get beat yet been solid tonight
— jack (@Jack_W12_) September 14, 2021