21-year-old Southampton striker Sam Gallagher is on loan at Blackburn Rovers from Southampton for the season and he has done very well scoring 7 goals in 17 appearances for Blackburn.
The 6ft 4ins striker, who was born in Devon, is looking forward to the game against Newcastle on Saturday, and he thinks the Magpies are the biggest club in the second division for a while – he’s probably right there.
Sam Gallagher – Blackburn’s 21 year-old on-loan striker
This is what Sam said on Blackburn’s web-site.
“It is probably the biggest club that’s been down in this division for a while, so I’m certainly looking forward to St James’ Park and playing in front of a big crowd.
“They’ve been playing well. They’ve been scoring a lot of goals and playing good football, so that’s one thing that we’ll be aware of, but we’ll also look to play our own game and cause our own problems.
“We’ve been putting in good performances, but letting goals slip or little decisions have maybe gone against us, so we feel like we’ve been a bit hard done by recently, so the three points on Saturday were much welcomed.
“We’ve needed it for a little while and it’s something that we felt we’ve deserved for a bit as well.
“If you look at the results and the performances we’ve put in against big teams – the Aston Villa game, Derby away – they’re all big games and we definitely didn’t shy away from them.
“We showed good character and good quality on the pitch as well, which is one thing we’ve got throughout the squad.”
“We’ve got competition for all places and I definitely believe that we’ve got enough to climb the table.”
Blackburn had a good 3-2 win at home to Brentford last Saturday and they cannot be taken for granted.
Newcastle will need to be on form if we are to get our 10th win in a row and create at least one new record at the club this season.