Crawley Town Football Club are delighted to confirm the signature of Owen Gallacher after his release from Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink’s Burton Albion last month.
Owen will join us on a two-year deal with an extra one-year option, and will provide competition for the likes of Nick Tsaroulla at left-back this season.
The young left-back started his professional career in his hometown of Newcastle, at Newcastle United. Owen played over 40 games for Newcastle’s U18 and U23 squads before making a move to Nottingham Forest.
Forest loaned Owen out to Harrogate Town where he spent a month in North Yorkshire before his permanent transfer to Burton Albion the following summer, ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.
Gallacher made 12 competitive appearances at Burton last season with nine coming in League One.
On arrival, Owen expressed his delight at joining the Reds and noted that a key influence in his decision to join was his conversations with Gaffer, John Yems.
Yems said: “I’m very happy to welcome Owen to the club, we faced fierce competition from other clubs for his signature and he’s a good player who has valuable experience from playing at Burton Albion last season. He comes from a good football family that I have known for a while and his dad played at Newcastle United. I hope he kick-starts his career with us and I wish him all the best in a Crawley shirt.”
Chief Executive Erdem Konyar said: “We are delighted to welcome Owen to the club. I’m very excited about his potential and what he can bring to the team. I strongly believe The gaffer has pulled off a top coup for the club.”
Gallacher met the lads for the first time at training this morning.