Callum Guy opens up on 'frustrating' season at Blackpool and outlines why he decided to join Carlisle United
Callum Guy has opened up on his "frustrating" season at Blackpool and outlined why he opted to make the surprise move to League Two side Carlisle United.
The 23-year-old joined the Brunton Park outfit last night for an undisclosed fee, penning an 18-month contract with the Cumbrians.
It brings an end to the midfielder's two-year stay at Blackpool, which saw him make 46 appearances in tangerine.
He has appeared for Pool 24 times this season but he's often found himself in and out of the team and has struggled to secure a regular starting role.
On his move, Guy said: "I first knew there was interest on Monday.
"The gaffer at Blackpool told me about Carlisle and he said it was up to me what I wanted to do.
“I had a few conversations with the gaffer here and it was something I was really interested in and wanted to pursue.
"I met Chris (Beech) on Wednesday night then travelled up on Thursday morning, and I’m glad it’s finally done.
"It wasn’t like the Blackpool manager had made me available and said I needed to find something else.
“Football moves quickly and you don’t know where you might end up, so you’ve got to be prepared. I’m happy with my decision and I can’t wait to get started.
“I haven’t been here long yet, but everyone has been really welcoming so far. They’ve all been really helpful and I feel like I’ve settled in straight away. The gaffer was a big reason in me signing here and I just can’t wait to start playing for him.
“It’s been a frustrating season so far for me at Blackpool. I’ve been in and out of the team, I’ve started some games and come off the bench in others, so I just want to put a string of good performances together so I can get into the starting team here and then stay there.
"I’m pleased to sign permanently so I can really get settled in, hopefully I can get off to a flyer whenever the gaffer picks me. I just want to give my all for the team and the fans, and hopefully we can keep going up the table.
“I haven’t had a lot of time since Monday to think about things too much, but like I said once I spoke to the gaffer it was a no-brainer in the end.
"This was the main option I was interested in. I didn’t want to rush into anything but it’s nice to have it all done in good time before the deadline, and I’m just really pleased.
“As it was getting close to the end of the window I thought I would just be staying at Blackpool, but when it came about I was really intrigued by it and I wanted to know more. My conversations with the gaffer made me really want to move here.
“It’s a fresh start and it’s something I’ve thought about for the whole of January, to be honest. I think it was time to move on from Blackpool because it was stop-start for me on the pitch. This is the right decision for me at the stage I’m at in my career, and I’m really looking forward to it.
“My fitness is good, I’ve played for Blackpool this season, so I won’t need a few weeks to get up to speed or anything like that. I just want to get involved with the team as quickly as possible. It’s a big club with a good fan base, and like I said it was just a no-brainer of a decision.”