Described as a high energy, left footed, versatile box to box central midfielder, but able to play wide left. Callum Reilly began his career as a Birmingham City Academy graduate in 2012 under the then manager, and current Bury manager – Lee Clark. such was his success at St Andrews that he went on to make over 60 appearances for the Blues in the Championship before joining Burton Albion in March 2015.
His arrival at the Pirelli Stadium, initially on a month’s loan, was turned into a permanent deal at the end of the 2014/15 season, where he signed a two-year deal. Success was achieved for Callum and Burton Albion as promotion to the Championship was quickly realised, however, following a change of manager at Burton, appearances for the first team became sporadic and he joined Coventry City on loan in January, with whom he was to make 20 appearances.
Released by Burton at the end of the season, the Shakers have managed to snare his signature despite interest from at least four other League One clubs.
Speaking of his latest signing, manager Lee Clark said: -
“I am delighted to have secured the services of Callum. He is a player that I know very well, as I gave him his Championship debut as a Birmingham City player. Callum has the attributes to compliment the other midfielders at the club and is a powerful, competitive athlete.
Callum is also versatile with left midfield and left back being positions he can play on top of his main central midfield position. We are delighted with this signing as we know there were at least four other clubs in our League chasing his signature.”
Meanwhile, speaking soon after signing, Callum said: -
"I’m extremely happy to get this sorted and cannot wait to get started. Obviously I know the manager very well from my time at Birmingham and cannot wait to play for him again.
The project that the Chairman told me about sounds fantastic and it’s something I want to be a part of. The manager is building a good squad here and after he showed me around Carrington, I knew that I wanted to be a part of it, I cannot see many league one clubs competing with the training facilities that we have.”