SOLIHULL Moors have completed the signing of Eastleigh striker Paul McCallum, following a prolific campaign in which he was the joint top scorer in the National League.
McCallum struck 27 times during the 2018/19 National League season, and helped take Eastleigh into the play-offs, where they, like Moors, also fell at the semi-finals stage.
The 25-year old’s arrival follows the signing of left-back Mitch Hancox from MK Dons, as Moors look to build on a campaign in which they shocked the established order at the top level of non-league football.
McCallum enjoyed two years at Leyton Orient, where he first established himself following a string of loan spells at Rochdale, AFC Wimbledon, Aldershot, Torquay, Hearts and Portsmouth whilst on the books at West Ham United.
He found the net 15 times in 43 appearances for the O’s prior to joining Eastleigh in 2017 – where he scored 34 goals in all in 67 appearances for the Spitfires.
McCallum admitted his delight to be signing for Solihull, and said: “I’m very excited to be joining a club with such big ambitions – it looks to be heading in a great direction.
“I was very impressed with the plans and believe that we can achieve big things.
“The key thing that made me sign was the ambition and desire for the club to get to the next level.
“My aim personally is to score more goals than I did last year and, in doing so, hopefully help the team achieve the main goal of getting promoted.”
Manager Tim Flowers highlighted the qualities that earned McCallum a move to the Moors, and believes the two new signings can take the club forward.
“His presence, goal scoring and technical skills will be a huge asset for us as we look to build on last season.
“He joins a strong squad of players and I look forward to working with him.
“Paul and Mitch’s signings indicate our intentions for the upcoming season.”