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Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher: First Charlton goal had family tears

Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher has admitted that his family was in tears when he scored his first goal for Charlton.

The 20-year-old was with the Addicks for the first half of the season, before heading to Swansea on another loan for the rest of the term.

Now he recalls his first Charlton goal and the reaction it got from his family at the time.

It was the third goal in a 3-1 home win over Stoke in August.

Speaking to Chelsea's official website he said: "The first day I had to go to Charlton, it was a little daunting going on loan because it's not what I'm used to.

"I have been used to driving into Cobham every day for so many years.

"Walking into the dressing room there, it was loud!

"There was a lot of people I didn't know but you soon settle in and hearing the crowd chanting when you're in the tunnel is so exciting.

"I soon settled straight in and was made to feel really welcome by everyone at Charlton.

"I think we were only a couple of games in when I first heard the fans chanting my name.

"That was such an amazing feeling and when I scored my first goal, it was just amazing.

"It was the best feeling I've had in my career and I had my parents and my brother at the game.

"When it went in, they started crying.

"It's a feeling you just can't describe, it's incredible and it gives you the appetite for more."

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