“I have developed as a player and a person”

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 7:30
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You can see by watching him that Conor Gallagher has a bright future in the game.  Although maybe he hasn’t hit the goalscoring heights that he hit at Charlton earlier in the season, his five assists for the Swans put him second in the list for the squad this season, only behind Andre Ayew.

Gallagher’s move from Charlton to Swansea (via his parent club Chelsea) happened quickly and he explained to that they felt it was best that he moved to South Wales, something that he believes has benefited him.

“Chelsea thought it was best for me to go to Swansea and it’s turned out well because I’ve developed a lot here as a player and a person as well, so it was definitely a good move for me,” Gallagher told WhoScored.com.

“I think at Swansea they have more of the ball than Charlton did, and he (Cooper) gave me a chance to create more chances and I think that’s why I’ve got a number of assists for Swansea.”

Gallagher was joined at the Liberty back in January by Rhian Brewster and Marc Guehi, both of whom he says he has “grown up with” – “It’s helped me settle in at the club having good mates there already; it’s helped all three of us really.  Growing up playing football with them, you know each other’s games and they know what you’re good at and they know where you can be better at.”

Gallagher has started every league game for the Swans since making the move to the club with him of course being a player well known to Steve Cooper following his time with England Under-17s.

Personally I don’t think we have seen the best of the midfielder but that is probably largely down to the form of the club in his time here rather than a criticism of the player and he hopes that his form in the Championship may open the door for him at Chelsea with Frank Lampard prepared to give chances to younger players.

“It definitely makes me very hopeful, as it does with other Chelsea youngsters, seeing how many youngsters have come through this season, so you know that it’s possible if I keep working hard and playing well then hopefully I’ll get my chance.”

Images courtesy of Getty Images, Athena Picture Agency and Swansea City Football Club.

8 Comments

  1. Crystal Palace want him for £10m according to newspapers this morning.
    Would be a snip at that price, has a big future in the game.

  2. My opinion is that Cooper is hardly doing them any favours.
    Gallagher will go on to be a Prem League player of quality and Brewster too,although it might not be with Liverpool

    • Posted by: @toronto_motors
      My opinion is that Cooper is hardly doing them any favours.
      Gallagher will go on to be a Prem League player of quality and Brewster too,although it might not be with Liverpool

      Yeah it’s a bit too early to say how Brewster’s career will end up. Could well do a Rashford at Liverpool, although I suspect Liverpool would have had him in and around the subs bench by now if that was the case. It’s not too late though. Certainly wouldn’t be surprised to see him starting for an Everton/Newcastle etc.

    • @toronto_motors I agree playing them both every week gaining valuable experience Cooper must be off his rocker. What are you on about?

  3. He won’t be back here again next season. Andy Scott and go had better earn their corn between now and September as we need another couple of young loan players who can make the same impact, plus another four or five permanent signings.
    Gallagher will be out on loan at one of the teams coming down or a current Championship team that can splash a bit of cash.

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Phil Sumbler

Been watching the Swans since the very late 1970s and running the Planet Swans website (in all its current and previous guises since the summer of 2001 As it stood JackArmy.net was right at the forefront of some of the activity against Tony Petty back in 2001, breaking many of the stories of the day as fans stood against the actions where the local media failed. Was involved with the Swans Supporters Trust from 2005, for the large part as Chairman before standing down in the summer of 2020.

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