Chelsea midfielder Gallagher: Exciting to play for Vieira at Crystal Palace

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Conor Gallagher admits the presence of Patrick Vieira was key to joining Crystal Palace.

Joining on loan from Chelsea, Gallagher will compete for Palace throughout the 21/22 season.

Speaking with Palace TV having arrived in south London, Gallagher revealed the impact Patrick Vieira had on his decision.

“I spoke to the manager, I liked what he said, I liked how he wants to play, how he wants me to play and how he wants the team to play. I feel like I can learn from him and the players around me. I think that's the main thing.

“I feel like [playing box to box] suits me perfectly, which is one of the reasons why I came here and the way he wants to play as well. Hopefully that can help me show what I can do."

Gallagher also said he was encouraged by the project at Palace, as the club continues to add impressive names to its squad:

“I think it's so exciting. What the manager's done and the players he's brought in is really exciting. Hopefully they'll help the team this season and that everyone can show what they can do and that we can show all the fans what we can do this season."

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