On-loan Charlton midfielder Conor Gallagher has stated that he wants to follow in the footsteps of players such as Mason Mount as he hopes to have a future at parent club Chelsea.
The youngster has impressed massively at Charlton this season, and Lee Bowyer has allowed him to become a regular in the side as he looks to improve
The Addicks have surprised a number of teams since their promotion to the Championship, and have beaten teams such as Leeds in recent weeks.
The Chelsea loanee has enjoyed his loan spell so far, and is hoping that he can become a key player for the Blues in the future.
Speaking to the Chelsea’s official website, Gallagher said: “It’s obviously a big step up but having a good season last year really helped me be ready to join a team in the Championship, both physically and with my confidence.
“I felt I was ready for the season and have got off to a good start so hopefully I can carry that on.
“When you look at Tammy [Abraham], Mason [Mount], Fikayo [Tomori] and Reece [James], all four of them were on loan in the Championship last season. They all did really well, all managed to come back to Chelsea this summer and are now playing in the first team.
That’s the dream for all of us and it has been my dream for years. Seeing their progress gives everyone hope that Frank is giving youngsters a chance so it’s a great thing to see.”
He’s had a brilliant start to the season, and Gallagher has really impressed since his loan move to Charlton. For a young player, loans can often make or break you and this one seems to be transforming Gallagher.
Now Frank Lampard is in charge of Chelsea and giving younger players an opportunity, there might be a chance that Gallagher can play for the club in the near future.
Bowyer will be hoping that Charlton can keep a good relationship with Chelsea which may mean that they have the opportunity of taking more loan players in the future.