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Sam settled back up north

He's over 250 miles away from home, but the striker says he's loving life back in East Lancashire

26 September 2019

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A mammoth 250 miles separate Southampton's St Mary's Stadium and Ewood Park, and our home is a further 16 miles from Sam Gallagher's hometown of Crediton in Devon.

The striker, who arrived from The Saints, is a long way from home, but the summer saw him return to familiar ground having spent the 2016-17 campaign with us up here in East Lancashire.

It's a hardy old trek, but the voyage has been worth it so far for Gallagher, who has been a regular feature in the Rovers team this term.

And the forward, who scored his first goal since becoming a permanent Rover against Sheffield United last month, admits that he feels at home back in the north-west.

"I’ve settled straight back in and I really enjoy my life up here," he revealed to iFollow Rovers.

“It feels as if everyone is still here from last time, even though there’s only a handful of lads who were here from three seasons ago.

“It’s a tight knit bunch and I’ve been made to feel really welcomed into the group.

“There’s some good characters with a bit of everything. Some are laid back and some are a little more lively, but I won't give any names out on the lively ones!

“Everyone’s all trying to improve and fighting for places. We all want more and aren’t just accepting that this is it," he added.

“We don’t discuss the aims for this season, we all have our own feelings though and are on the same wavelength.

“The players we have in the team and the quality we have, I see no reason why we can’t really have a go this season."

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