Chelsea Youngster Wins EFL Young Player Of The Month Award

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19 year old Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, who is on loan at Charlton Athletic, has been named the EFL Young Player of the Month award for August.

Gallagher has been influential under Lee Bowyer as the Addicks won four of their opening six Championship matches in August. They currently sit third in the table.

“I’m buzzing to receive this award,” Gallagher told Charlton’s official website.

“It’s been a great first month for me at Charlton and I couldn’t have asked for more really. We’re third in the table and I’ve scored a few goals so we’re just looking to carry on the form that we’re in.

“I was a little nervous at the start but after the first game, I grew in confidence.

“A goal in my first senior start was unreal, definitely the best feeling I’ve had so far in my career, in front of the fans too.

“I wasn’t expecting to be doing so well. At the start, my main aim was to get into the team but I’m playing well so I’ve stayed in the starting 11 and hopefully I can carry on this form.

“The Championship is obviously different to development football but I expected it and felt I was ready to step up.

“I think I’ve shown that I’m ready to play at this level.”

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