Swansea City midfielder Conor Gallagher has issued a jubilant message to supporters after helping his side to a 2-1 victory over Wigan on Saturday, with the 19-year-old registering an assist on his Swans debut.
Gallagher was making his first appearance for the club after signing on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season, and the midfielder teed up fellow loanee Rhian Brewster to score his first goal for the club as the Swans came from behind to seal the win.
Steve Cooper’s side were trailing to the Latics following Nathan Byrne’s 16th-minute effort, but Gallagher then assisted Brewster to level the scores just three minutes later, and Andre Ayew then netted the winning goal for his side in the second period.
The result means Swansea have climbed up to fifth in the Championship table, with the South Wales outfit now targeting a play-off push following some strong transfer business, and Brewster and Gallagher slotted seamlessly into the side over the weekend.
Gallagher, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Charlton, has now taken to Instagram to deliver his reaction to his debut for his new club.
Gallagher scored six goals and registered four assists in his 27 appearances for Charlton before his Swansea move, and the Chelsea academy product has now linked up with former teammates Marc Guehi and Rhian Brewster by joining the Welsh side on loan.
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Swansea have pulled off one of the most impressive deals in the transfer window by luring Gallagher to the Liberty Stadium, and the fact he registered an assist on his debut reflects the impact he is capable of having on this Swansea side.
Cooper has clearly set his sights on a play-off push this season given his side’s audacious transfer business, and there is no reason why they cannot now achieve this given the added quality in their side following the additions of Gallagher and Brewster.
It is important the Swansea boss now makes Gallagher the focal point in his side’s midfield for the rest of the season, as the teenager provides exactly what his side has been missing so far this campaign.