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INTERVIEW: A really good place to be

Callum Guy on 150 appearances for the club and more to come

21 September 2023


INTERVIEW: A really good place to be

Callum Guy on 150 appearances for the club and more to come

21 September 2023

United’s draw at Lincoln on Saturday was club appearance number 150 for popular midfielder Callum Guy who reaches the anniversary of his fourth year at the club in January.


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That’s just under three quarters of his overall career appearances with a club he openly admits is the right one for him, with the proof of that particular still fresh after the signing of a new two-year deal back in March.

“I was delighted to make my 150th appearance on Saturday,” he told us this week. “It was a proud moment to reach that landmark and to do it for one club is quite an achievement.

“Hopefully I can kick on and make a lot more appearances. I’ve got another couple of years left on my contract so hopefully there are plenty more to come if I keep doing enough to make the manager keep picking me.

“I’m sure everyone knows that I really enjoy it here. It’s been almost four years I’ve been here now and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it, and hopefully the good times continue.

“I feel like I’ve got a good connection with the fans and when this place is bouncing it’s a really good place to be. I love it here.”

“There’s a few moments that stand out from the last few years,” he added. “Obviously there’s the play-off final, but scoring in the semi-final was a fantastic feeling.

“The final at Wembley has to be the best though. It was a day to remember and we’re in League One, which we feel like we deserve to be now. I think everyone dreams about playing at Wembley as a kid so for us to have been able to go and win there is something we’ve all got to treasure.

“It might be the only opportunity we get in our careers so you have to grab it with both hands, which we did. Hopefully we might be able to get another one at some point.”


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On the pitch, the last few seasons have seen him take on a number of different roles in a variety of different formations.

“I quite enjoy the defensive side of the game, then I do my best to give the ball to the likes of Mox and Gibbo, or the strikers so they can go and create, which they’re doing at the moment,” he explained.

“I think we are still finding our feet in the league because it feels like there’s a lot more to come from us. We’ve got a few points on the board now, but we obviously want more.

“We’ve been in every game and I think it’s about turning more draws into wins now. There has been a bit of a difference in the levels but I don’t think it’s anything too crazy.

“There are a lot of bigger clubs in this league with better players who they pay a lot of money for. Because of that there is going to be a bit of a difference, but I feel like the lads have really stepped up so far.”

And that assertion is backed up by the current run of form and results.

“We’ve come out of two tough away games with two points against teams who have both started really well at home,” he agreed.

“To come away with two points and some disappointment that we didn’t get more shows the belief and confidence we’ve got in the group. We’re on a bit of an unbeaten run now which is nice after losing a couple of games at the start of the season.

“To go three unbeaten in this league against some good opposition away from home is obviously pleasing. We’ve just got to kick on now.”

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“And, yes, we do feel it could have been more,” he added. “We felt like we could have got three points at Lincoln so it is a bit frustrating to come away with only one.

“We dominated the first half and played some really nice football, and we obviously had the penalty decision that didn’t go our way. We got the goal when we were on top, but I think we need to try and get that second goal and really kill the game off.

“We all know that 1-0 can easily be taken away, and unfortunately that happened. We were pleased with the way we played overall, we just need to start turning some draws into wins.”

The next opportunity to do that is against the club where it all started for him – Derby County.

“I’ve heard it’s over eight thousand already and the fans have been amazing so far,” he said. “We know they’ll back us in their numbers and it’s up to us to keep putting on a show to make them want to keep coming back.

“It’ll be another big crowd on Saturday with a big team coming here. I’m sure Derby will bring a few, but we know ours will be here as well. It’s up to us to make sure our fans can be louder than theirs.

“We obviously got our first win of the season in our last home game and we want to make this place a fortress. We don’t want to let teams come here and play their style of play, we want to set the tempo and hopefully we’ll get another win on Saturday.”

“I was at Derby for a long time and it’s nice to play against them, but it’s not something I’ll be thinking about too much,” he concluded. “They’ve got some really top players and a lot of players with experience who have played at a higher level.

“We’ll have a look at what they’re about this week but, as the gaffer always says, it’s about what we do. If we put in a good performance on Saturday we know we can be a match for anyone.

“For me, I just want to keep dong my bit, and maybe try to added a few goals as well. Scoring a few last year has given me the confidence to take more shots on than I might have done if I hadn’t scored.

“It’s something I want to keep doing and hopefully the first one of this season isn’t too far away.”

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