New deal for Saints star

Daily Echo: Sam Gallagher Sam Gallagher

STRIKER Sam Gallagher has signed a new four-year deal at St Mary’s, Southampton have announced.

The 18-year-old has made 19 senior appearances this season after making his debut against Sunderland in the Capital One Cup in November and has now committed to the south coast outfit until 2018.

Gallagher scored his first goal for the club in the FA Cup win over Yeovil and added to that with a league strike against Norwich at St Mary’s in March.

“It’s been a big year for me and this just tops it off, really,” he said.

“I’m very happy and very proud. I won’t forget this day.”

He added: “I’m still getting a lot of experience, even from training and being around everyone.

“Now it’ll be good to see how I push on next season. I’m looking forward to pre-season because it’s my first one with the first team.

“I don’t really know what to expect, but I’ve seen pictures from last year so I know it’s going to be tough.

“I know I’m going to have to work hard, but hopefully it will all pay off.”

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12:43pm Sat 10 May 14

donni1437 says...

well done big Sam, good on you. After a good summer and pre-season I think he could have a better impact next season.
well done big Sam, good on you. After a good summer and pre-season I think he could have a better impact next season. donni1437
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12:53pm Sat 10 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Oh yes, I remember Sam Gallagher, the young player that the Red Tops assured us was going to be snapped up by Arsenal, just for once they seem to have got one rumour wrong.
Oh yes, I remember Sam Gallagher, the young player that the Red Tops assured us was going to be snapped up by Arsenal, just for once they seem to have got one rumour wrong. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 6

1:06pm Sat 10 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Or was it Chelsea?
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Or was it Chelsea? http://www.mirror.co .uk/sport/football/t ransfer-news/chelsea -target-southamptons -latest-wonderkid-32 64687 OSPREYSAINT
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1:57pm Sat 10 May 14

smuggins says...

That's another one of the gutter press's Foxes shot.
That's another one of the gutter press's Foxes shot. smuggins
  • Score: 5

2:08pm Sat 10 May 14

saint dan says...

This lad has a big future and def looks like he has a bit about him. I would like to make one other point though. This 18 year old lost his father during the season. To cope and still produce on the pitch indicates to me the character and determination this lad has. Well done Sam, you deserve all the plaudits that come your way and more and I'm sure your dad and the rest of your family are extremely proud.
This lad has a big future and def looks like he has a bit about him. I would like to make one other point though. This 18 year old lost his father during the season. To cope and still produce on the pitch indicates to me the character and determination this lad has. Well done Sam, you deserve all the plaudits that come your way and more and I'm sure your dad and the rest of your family are extremely proud. saint dan
  • Score: 21

4:53pm Sat 10 May 14

DisplacedFan says...

Still learning and SRL can have a big. Impact on his adjustment, but Sam is not the answer to our need for a very good striker. He is a back up. We need some one who is a goal scoring machine. I am sure we are looking far and wide for such a player. Can't wait for tomorrow's game and then Woys big announcement!
Still learning and SRL can have a big. Impact on his adjustment, but Sam is not the answer to our need for a very good striker. He is a back up. We need some one who is a goal scoring machine. I am sure we are looking far and wide for such a player. Can't wait for tomorrow's game and then Woys big announcement! DisplacedFan
  • Score: 2

6:01pm Sat 10 May 14

lowe esteem says...

Sam's a Poch man -good sign signing then!
Sam's a Poch man -good sign signing then! lowe esteem
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7:41pm Sat 10 May 14

jls217 says...

No matter what standard he's at now, in a couple of years he's only going to get bigger, stronger, fitter, more skillful and just importantly more Saint like.
No matter what standard he's at now, in a couple of years he's only going to get bigger, stronger, fitter, more skillful and just importantly more Saint like. jls217
  • Score: 5

10:21pm Sat 10 May 14

hedge end bob says...

Well done Sam , you will enjoy the ride and we can watch you grow week in week out.
Good game tomorrow too top off a great season. Bring your scarfs lets make it a RED & WHITE party.
Come on you REDSSSSSSS.
Well done Sam , you will enjoy the ride and we can watch you grow week in week out. Good game tomorrow too top off a great season. Bring your scarfs lets make it a RED & WHITE party. Come on you REDSSSSSSS. hedge end bob
  • Score: 4

10:23am Sun 11 May 14

Clever Dick says...

He's hardly a Saints star. He still has to prove he can do the biz. A quick hatrick against the Manure today will go a long way to making him one though
He's hardly a Saints star. He still has to prove he can do the biz. A quick hatrick against the Manure today will go a long way to making him one though Clever Dick
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