Blackburn Conor Gallagher

Conor Gallagher wants to add goals to assists

4th March 2020
First team

Swansea City midfielder Connor Gallagher is determined to add a goals column alongside that of his assists by the end of the season as Steve Cooper’s side remain in the play-off hunt.

The Chelsea loanee secured his fifth assist for the club since arriving in January - no Swans player has more this season - after setting up Rhian Brewster for the equaliser at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

And while the 20-year-old is pleased with his assist return, he is determined to add goals to his game before the end of the campaign.

“It was nice to get another assist at Ewood Park,’’ explained Gallagher, “although in fairness most of the work was done by Rhian with a great finish.

“I’m playing in a more advanced role now which is great because I like to get forward.

“When I first joined Swansea, I said I wanted to get assists and score goals. I’ve got five assists so far, but I am yet to score. I am hoping to put that right soon.

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“I felt I had a few chances myself at Blackburn, but it wasn’t to be.’’

Gallagher still received rave reviews from his performance at Ewood Park where an injury-time equaliser from Bradley Johnson cruelly snatched all three points away from the Swans.

But the former England Under-17 World Cup winner believes he still has more to come.

“You get to know your teammates better by playing with them every week. The more you get used to their game then you naturally find it easier to combine with them.

“I also think I’ve grown in confidence playing higher up the pitch and I hope to keep having a growing influence in the team for the final 10 games.

“There’s definitely more to come, starting with West Brom on Saturday. It will be tough because they are up the top, but we will go into it with confidence. We’ll give it everything we’ve got and hopefully this time we’ll come away with the three points we deserve.’’