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Gallen interview

Addicks love for Steve Gallen only grows. CAST released a summary of his Q&A at their AGM this week in which Steve talks openly about a range of topics.

Gallen expresses again the management team’s wish to have longer contracts, because a) they love it and b) they want to build a football club for the long term and not just window to window. “Lee is desperate to stay and extend and then we can focus on looking forward to the next few years and not six months at a time.”

He talks honestly about Thomas Driesen’s role with regard to players. “If I want a player and Thomas doesn’t believe in that player, I won’t get that player.”

Fan boycott’s, Darren Pratley, Lyle Taylor and Connor Gallagher and the January transfer window. “I think we will get a little bit of support in January.”

Gallen signed off with this following the Millwall game. “I went down to the changing room and it was like a morgue. Not one person said a word for half an hour. They knew. It is up to us to put that right.”

That chance comes early tomorrow when we are again on the box at home to Neil Harris’ Cardiff City. It will however be ‘bring your own kit day’ as Lee Bowyer said that we are unlikely to be able to fill the bench due to injuries and suspensions.

Lyle is touch and go, but Hemed, Page, Aneke, Field, Williams, Forster-Caskey, Lapslie and Amos are all out and Pratley is suspended.

Albie Morgan will probably be on the bench after being recalled from his loan at Ebbsfleet. It’s a big game and a big chance to banish the painful memories of the last game. At least until next time.

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