Conor Gallagher officially announced himself as a Crystal Palace player on Saturday afternoon in the Eagles’ 2-2 draw with West Ham United.
The 21-year-old, who joined Palace on a season-long loan deal earlier this summer, scored a brace for the south London club, as Patrick Vieira’s side earned a draw against the Hammers.
Gallagher spent last season on loan at West Brom, and there were suggestions that the midfielder could return to Chelsea and compete for a place in Thomas Tuchel’s team.
However, Gallagher decided to make another loan move and he has enjoyed a fine start at Selhurst Park.
Now, Alan Shearer has spoken about Gallagher and his impressive display against West Ham, and the former Newcastle United striker thinks the Blues ace is improving all the time.
“With two well-taken goals against an in-form Hammers side, the impressive Gallagher showed he is going from strength to strength,” Shearer wrote on the Premier League’s official website.
Eagles manager Vieira, when speaking about Gallagher following Saturday’s draw, mentioned how he saw both sides of the midfielder’s game at the London Stadium.
“He has the ability to remain calm in the box, he’s a really good finisher,” the former Arsenal captain said to the media on Saturday.
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“He has a lot of energy and works hard for the team. When he’s in this kind of situation he scores goals.
“Conor had a good loan last year. He did well. He’s a player who needs to play week in and week out and coming to us was a smart move for him.
“We will give him time to keep playing and keep performing. Today he showed a lot of quality on both sides of the game.”