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Finding a club is tough - Willock

Callum Willock
Willock says he is relieved to have found a new club

Crawley Town striker Callum Willock says the job prospects for unemployed footballers are looking bleak.

The 27-year-old, who began his career at Fulham nine years ago, joined Crawley on a short-term deal this week after leaving Stevenage in the summer.

He told BBC Sussex: "With the recession and the current climate it has been really difficult finding work.

"I know loads of players who are still out of contract. I'm just glad to be back playing."

Willock said he has never known it to be so bad for out-of-work players.

"Normally its been no problem finding teams," he said. "It's quite strange in a way and a bit frustrating and quite worrying.

"Hopefully this can be the building block to something I know I can do, and starting off again."

Having joined on Tuesday, Willock said he feels at home already.

"I know Thomas Pinault from Brentford," he added. "[He provides] a lot of one-two touch-play and a lot of teams aren't used to that style in this league.

"I can see there's definitely a good squad here and now we've got a win I reckon there will be a big turnaround".

Willock will provide competition for places in attack with veteran Jefferson Louis and youngster Charlie Ademeno.

"You can see they are two totally different players," he said. "One is obviously a target [man], and one is to work off and with quite sharp turns.

"I can work with whatever partnership works. I know I've only been here a few days, but I can already see what style complements each other, and hopefully there's more to come."

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