SHEFFIELD UNITED: Paul Gallagher’s lure of the Lane

New colours: Paul Gallagher checks in at Bramall Lane following his loan move.             Picture: martyn harrison
New colours: Paul Gallagher checks in at Bramall Lane following his loan move. Picture: martyn harrison
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PAUL Gallagher last night revealed the opportunity to join Sheffield United persuaded him to drop into League One.

The Leicester City winger, who could make his debut for Danny Wilson’s side against Bury tomorrow, was speaking after arriving at Bramall Lane on a month-long loan.

Gallagher said: “The size of this club meant I couldn’t say ‘no’ when the chance arose. To play in front of a crowd like this one is every footballer’s dream.

“You’ve only got to look around the place to see it’s quality. Everything is set up for a much higher level and hopefully I can do my bit to get us there.

“It all happened pretty quickly, to be honest. My agent let me know there was interest here and then all it took was a 10-minute phone call with the manager (Wilson). What he told me was music to my ears. United like to get the ball down and pass it, which is exactly what I enjoy doing too.

“The manager knows a lot about me and he knows what I can do so that was really good to hear.

“I like to score goals and that’s what I’ll be looking to do here. I actually started out as a striker and then went out wide but I’ve still been able to get them.

“He (Wilson) asked me where I like to play best and, to be honest, it’s probably out on the left so I can cut inside

and shoot. But I can play a few different positions. I can’t wait to get started.”

Gallagher, who signed a new contract with City in March last year, started his professional career at Blackburn Rovers before heading to the King Power Stadium following spells with Plymouth Argyle, Preston North End and Stoke.

With Ryan Flynn and Michael Doyle both suspended for the visit of Bury, Wilson is expected to include the former Scotland international in the squad which will attempt to preserve United’s unbeaten start to the new league campaign.

Refusing to rule out the possibility of prolonging his stay in South Yorkshire, Gallagher said: “If everything goes well then we’ll see what happens.”