A number of Blackburn Rovers supporters have been bemoaning the performance of Sam Gallagher following Rovers’ 1-0 defeat at home against automatic promotion-chasing Brentford on Friday night.
Tony Mowbray’s side headed into the game aiming to build on the four points they had picked up from their last two matches against Millwall and Swansea City. However, Blackburn were unable to take anything from the game with them suffering some injury issues. Brentford’s superior quality just told in the end as they fell to a 17th Championship defeat of the campaign.
One player who endured a difficult evening was Gallagher, with the forward having started the game on the left-hand side of the front three. However, he was unable to make any sort of positive impression on the game during the first half as Rovers struggled to cause many problems to Brentford’s solid defence.
Mowbray decided to sub-Gallagher off at halftime with Joe Rothwell replacing him. During the first 45 minutes, he managed to have just 17 touches of the ball and had just one attempt on goal, while he also gave the ball away on seven occasions (Sofascore). Rovers need to see a lot more from him if they are going to bounce back from this result.
Many Blackburn fans were unhappy with the performance of Gallagher and were growing frustrated that he continued to make not much of an impact for them in the final third.
Here, we take a look at some of the best reactions on social media…
But honestly, what is the point of Sam Gallagher? #rovers
— Rishi Sikka (@Rishi_Sikka) March 12, 2021
Sam Gallagher absolutely killing me so far in this game.
— Martin MJ (@MartinMJ22) March 12, 2021
How many times does Sam Gallagher want to just give the ball away
— Ian Austin (@Ian_Austin_) March 12, 2021
Can’t believe we bench the player with the most assists in the league for Sam Gallagher
— Tom (@Tomgreenwood78) March 12, 2021
Sam Gallagher is a liability, meanwhile Harvey Elliott and Joe Rothwell are sat on the bench 🤦♂️
— Luke Radcliffe (@Luke_Radcliffe) March 12, 2021
Sam Gallagher has just shot and nearly hit the corner flag, enough said
— sam (@sambbrfc) March 12, 2021
I will never understand Mowbray starting Sam Gallagher. Ever.
— Scott Cameron (@camey1981) March 12, 2021
Does anybody know what Sam Gallagher actually offers to this team ? He’s absolutely shocking.
— Riley (@blackbeltbollox) March 12, 2021