Crystal Palace star Zaha heaps praise on Chelsea loanee Gallagher, identifies particular quality he brings to team

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has been singing the praises of Chelsea midfielder Connor Gallagher following his fantastic impact on-loan at Selhurst Park.

Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: “He’s a very good player to be honest, the thing he brings is that energy that we need, I’m sure everyone has seen it.

“Having Macca [James McArthur] next to him as well, he runs around as well. Obviously its been a couple of games but everyone can see Conor’s potential because he’s young, so he’s only going to get better.”

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira equally praised Gallagher after the win over Tottenham Hotspur.

The Chelsea loanee was excellent in centre of midfield as Palace claimed an emphatic 3-0 victory at Selhurst Park.

“Conor loves football,” he said. “The energy he is bringing to the team is fantastic.

“He’s got a lot of energy and he would play well under any manager because of the passion he has for the game.”