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Charlton boss Lee Bowyer expresses his shock as Chelsea recall Conor Gallagher

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Lee Bowyer has revealed that Chelsea’s decision to recall Conor Gallagher came as a surprise – with Charlton now needing to line up a replacement.

The west London club opted to cut short the 19-year-old’s loan stay in SE7.

Gallagher is expected to head straight back out on a temporary deal to a club that is challenging for promotion from the Championship.

Charlton took a gamble taking the teenager on loan but it paid off as he was one of the star performers for the Addicks in the first half of the campaign.

It is thought that West Brom and Swansea are both keen to take Gallagher and will pay a loan fee as well as paying a hefty portion of his salary.

Bowyer told Charlton’s official website: “I’m disappointed. I didn’t see this coming if I’m honest which makes it harder to take. At the end of the day, though, we have to move on.

“He’s been a credit and a pleasure to work with. He’s come in and put his body on the line every single day. He’s scored us goals and helped us win games. For someone so young, he’s a great talent to work with and I wish him all the best for his future. He’s come in, learnt and he’s going back a better player than we received and that’s what our job is – to improve players.

“I would like to thank Chelsea for loaning us Conor. The most important thing now is that Conor goes on and progresses in his career and we’ve got to move on and try and find a replacement.”

PICTURE BY PAUL EDWARDS

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4 thoughts on “Charlton boss Lee Bowyer expresses his shock as Chelsea recall Conor Gallagher

  • 14th January 2020 at 3:49 pm
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    What can they expect? Sad reality of football in today’s world.

    Hopefully he goes to a team like Brentford.

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    • 14th January 2020 at 5:53 pm
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      Why would anybody want him to to Brentford, so he can score against us, better WBA or Swansea

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    • 14th January 2020 at 6:36 pm
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      Frank what you doing! we are where we we are through shocking amount of injuries, before such bad luck we were flying at the top of the league beating fancied teams, even with all those problems nobody has beating us convincingly ! We will climb back up the league 100% you will see and watch this space with our new financial backing im sure days like today will be few and far between!!!!!

      from a very proud Charlton fan

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  • 15th January 2020 at 8:07 am
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    I think as you already confirmed that he would be there to the end of the season,you should have stuck by that.it just goes to show that your word means nothing.I always thought that you were an honest and trustworthy guy.not any more.come on Charlton show what we are made of.

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