McCalmont has represented Northern Ireland at u19 and u23 level. The 18 year old midfielder has been at the club for several years, signing when he was at Thirsk School in Sowerby.
Alfie seems to have a lot of attributes needed for a central midfielder. He is tough in the tackle, can play a pass, but also beat a man. He is quick over the ground and a worker - someone, you suspect, that Bielsa would fancy. He is still young, but will be 19 in March, and next season will be the one where he will be looking at pushing for the some senior football – either here or on loan. The last contract I can see however, was a 2 year deal in 2017, which would indicate his contract is up at the end of this season. From his impressive displays, I would be expecting an extension to that deal in the near future.