CONOR GALLAGHER admits his Chelsea future is uncertain after seeing Swansea miss out on the Championship play-off final. The 20yrs-old moved to Wales in January after spending the 1st half of the season at Charlton. Gallagher player 19 times to help Cooper’s men finish 6th&set up a play-off semi vs Brentford. But despite winning the 1st leg 1-0, Swansea collapsed to lose 3-2 on aggregate. Gallagher has now returned to parent club Chelsea, where he has come up through the ranks since 2008.
Gallagher is ranked by many at the club as the next youngster ready to make his mark in Frank Lampard’s senior squad. However, competition for places in midfield is fierce following the emergence of Billy Gilmour&the impending arrival of Kai Havertz. Chelsea also have Mason Mount, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante&Mateo Kovacic to call upon. And Gallagher admits he does not know if he will be back at Stamford Bridge when the new season begins in September.
Reflecting on his time at Swansea, Gallagher said: “I am not thinking about (the future) now. I had a great 2nd half of the season with Swansea&I have enjoyed it so much. “I am very thankful to the whole club&fans, I am not thinking about next season at the moment. “I don’t know what’s happening with me. I have loved it here. “I really enjoy working with him&he was a big part of the reason I came to Swansea&I am glad I did come. “It is a great club&why not (come back). It is a great club that I really enjoyed but I don’t know what’s happening next season.”
Gallagher added that he was “gutted” by the manner of Swansea’s play-off exit, saying: “Everyone is gutted. “We blew it, we worked so hard to get into this position&it just wasn’t good enough on the night&it showed. “We got punished so it is our own fault but the changing room is gutted. “Everyone is at fault&I don’t think anyone was good enough. We only have ourselves to blame. “It really hurts, the whole team&the club. It matters so much to them&the fans. “To go out like we did today has left me feeling gutted really.”