In safe hands: Jakovlevs signs for Town

03 Jul 2019 in News

Callum Jakovlevs signs

Callum Jakovlevs has become Wythenshawe Town’s fifth signing of the summer, joining from Silsden A.F.C to add further competition between the sticks.

A former Burnley academy graduate, the 22-year-old has enjoyed a fair share of success in his short career thus far previously winning the North West Counties League.

Wythenshawe manager James Kinsey believes such experience in a goalkeeper is “invaluable” with promotion clearly the target for this upcoming season.

“He has the experience of winning this league from his time at Silsden and that will be invaluable as the season goes on.

“A keeper like him can be the difference in games, so this one was great to pull off” Kinsey said.

Although, the number one spot is not a guarantee for Jakovlevs considering the current form of Mason Mostyn, but as always, competition is key for success in football.

“Mason Mostyn finished the season strongly, but it was important we brought in a top keeper to challenge with him.

“He has every attribute a manager wants to see in a goalkeeper. He has it all and is still only young” Kinsey added.

Now already with five signings in place for Wythenshawe, the intent of the club is clear to see and Jakovlevs claims there is only one target for the season; promotion.

“I can see the ambition the club has got. We’re in a good place and are going to push for promotion and having won this league before, I would like to enjoy another season like that again” Jakovlevs said.

Although every club would love to experience promotion come the end of a season, Jakovlevs insists that Wythenshawe’s current personnel is what separates them from the rest.

“I believe with the set-up, group of lads and staff we have got, makes it a big possibility.

“It’s been great to be involved with Dan Williamson who’s come in as a goalkeeper coach and Mason Mostyn, who are both pushing me all the way.

“It’s great to see a group of lads who are craving to win all the time” Jakovlevs added.

Another signing for Wythenshawe and one that will have plenty of time to settle in before the league season starts in August.

-Edward Hardy

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