Charlton ‘fortunate’ to have Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher after shocking purpose in opposition to Derby, says Lee Bowyer


Chelsea teenager Conor Gallagher goes from power to power in his mortgage spell with Charlton.

The midfielder, 19, scored his 5th purpose of the season with a excellent strike from 20 yards within the Addicks’ 3-Zero win over Derby on Saturday.

Conor Gallagher has scored in back-to-back games against Fulham and Derby

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Conor Gallagher has scored in back-to-back video games in opposition to Fulham and Derby

It’s been a dream begin to the Championship season for Gallagher, who had by no means performed first-team soccer sooner than August.

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer admitted the membership are fortunate to have him on mortgage from Chelsea.

He mentioned: “The child’s doing so smartly, I don’t know the way a lot more I will reward him.

“It’s no longer simply what he brings in ownership, his work-rate, he’s all over. He’s actually all over.

“He simply does no longer prevent operating for the staff and we’re fortunate to have him. He’s an excellent participant and Chelsea have were given a excellent one there.

“He’s most effective 19 and he’s were given such a lot to be informed concerning the recreation however he’s fearless and he leaves the entirety out at the pitch and he can play, the child can play.”

Gallagher’s early-season shape was once rewarded with an England Below-21 debut as a past due replace in a 5-1 win in opposition to Austria closing week.

And he’s more likely to be catching the attention of Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, who has positioned his religion in formative years up to now this season.

Chelsea academy graduates Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount have shined underneath the previous Blues and England midfielder.

Every other homegrown megastar in Callum Hudson-Odoi has additionally scored as soon as and registered 4 assists in 5 video games since coming back from an Achilles damage.

Gallagher’s performances have helped newly-promoted Charlton as much as 7th within the Championship desk.

And if he maintains his present shape, Gallagher may well be the following teenager to wreck into Chelsea’s first-team subsequent season.

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