PAUL Gallagher, Sheffield United’s latest new signing, has vowed to take out his frustration on Bury during tomorrow’s League One fixture at Bramall Lane.
Gallagher, who yesterday joined Danny Wilson’s side on loan from Leicester City, has made only two starts for the Championship club since March’s FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Chelsea.
“I hate not playing for two weeks let alone three months,” the attacking midfielder said. “To hardly do it for nearly three months is really difficult.
“That’s all I want to do - play football - and I’ll look to channel my frustration in the right way if I’m involved now.”
Gallagher is scheduled to spend at least a month with United. Wilson recruited the former Scotland international after an independent panel rejected his appeal against the red cards shown to Michael Doyle and Ryan Flynn at Scunthorpe last weekend. Both men must now serve three-match suspensions, ruling them out of United’s meetings with Doncaster Rovers, Yeovil Town and Peter Shirtliff’s side.
Gallagher, aged 28, has scored 10 or more goals in each of the last two seasons and he added: “The gaffer here says he wants me to have a ‘go’ even if it’s from deep so that’s what I’ll do.
“I like taking set-pieces and penalties.
“I don’t know who the designated penalty-taker is here yet but if we get one I’ll be trying to wrestle the ball off them, don’t worry about that.
“I’ve got a decent record in front of goal throughout my career and I want that to continue.”
Teams and ref
UNITED (possible): Howard, Hill, Maguire, Collins, McMahon, Miller, McAllister, McDonald, Cresswell, Cofie, Blackman (4-4-2).
BURY (possible): Carson, Lockwood, Hughes, Picken, Skarz, Sweeney, Schumacher, Byrne, Worrall, John-Lewis, Cullen (4-4-2).
Simon Hooper: From Wiltshire, Hooper has yet to issue a red card this season. First visit to Bramall Lane since March’s 4-1 victory over Chesterfield.