Conor Gallagher relishing pressure of Swansea loan move after hitting heights during Charlton stay

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Conor Gallagher has signed for Swansea City on loan – and reckons he loves the extra pressure after making such a big impact at Charlton Athletic.

Chelsea recalled the 19-year-old midfielder on Monday.

Gallagher wrapped up a temporary switch to Swansea today.

He told City’s official website: “I have gained a lot of experience from my time with Charlton, I have played almost every minute in the Championship.

“My whole time there was great, and this is a new challenge to get excited about.

“I think there is a bit of expectation because I have scored a few goals, and I like that bit of pressure and I am looking forward to showing what I can do.

“I am a box-to-box midfielder, I am hard-working, I like to think I am good technically and able to score and assist, but defend too.”

Gallagher worked with Swansea head coach Steve Cooper when he was in charge of the England U17 squad.

The Welsh club have also landed Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster on loan. He had also been a target for the Addicks.

Gallagher said: “I want to help Swansea get in the play-offs because I definitely think we are capable of doing that.

“With this squad, if we get a good run of games, we could even get automatic promotion because I don’t think you want to be ruling anything out.

“But, on a personal level, it will be about going one game at a time, taking it as it comes and trying to win each game.”

PICTURE BY PAUL EDWARDS


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