After being deemed too good to stay at Charlton following his impressive performances in the first half of the season, Gallagher was recalled by Chelsea and sent on loan last week to a better Championship club in Swansea City for the rest of the season — better both in terms of personnel and the environment (i.e. coaching) for his development.
It didn’t take long for Conor to introduce himself in Wales. In his debut today, he played the full 90, showing off his two-way game in midfield: energetic and willing to work hard off the ball and showing precision when in possession.
Conor Gallagher - prime example of pass success % meaning very little. 70.5% accuracy but mainly because he was trying to play more difficult passes into good attacking areas. 1 assist and 3 key passes, non stop work rate made it an excellent debut from the youngster pic.twitter.com/qhLyHkwP6t— Swans Analytics (@SwansAnalytics) January 18, 2020
His day was highlighted by a pinpoint assist in the 19th minute, when Gallagher played a through ball for former Chelsea youth player Rhian Brewster, who finished with equal aplomb.
A goal made in Cobham!
Gallagher assist, Brewster goal— #TouchlineFracas ⌛️ (@ChessyHour) January 18, 2020
That goal was made in Chelsea pic.twitter.com/zDMs8QNtkQ
At the end of the 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic, Gallagher walked off to unanimous praise and applause from the Swansea fans.
Off to a great start then for the man with golden locks!