Injured Galloway vows to return better than before

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Brendan Galloway

Warriors defender Brendan Galloway has vowed to ‘get back and be better than before after signing a new Plymouth Argyle contract until the end of the League One 2022/23 season.

The Zimbabwe international is currently sidelined by a long-term knee injury which will prevent him from playing again until next term.

Despite that, Galloway impressed enough earlier this season for the English League One club to be ready to offer him a new deal.

The 25-year-old had made 14 starts and two substitute appearances before suffering a patellar tendon tear in the 3-0 League One defeat by Wycombe Wanderers at Home Park in November.

On his new contract: Galloway told Argyle’s official club website: “I’m delighted to be honest. This is where I want to be, I love the club, I love the players, I love the staff.

“We have great people working around us and we have amazing fans so it was a no brainer really. I’m going to work as hard as I can in the rehab to get back and be better than before.”

Galloway joined Argyle in the European summer on a short-term contract until this month after two injury-hit seasons at Luton Town.

Plymouth Argyle manager Steven Schumacher said: “We are delighted that Brendan has agreed a new deal and will be staying at Home Park.

“His performances in the early part of this season warranted him being offered a new contract and he was about to sign it just before his injury occurred.

“Brendan will now continue his rehab programme and we know he will be doing everything he can to get back to full fitness as quickly as possible and get back on the pitch to help the team next season.”

Galloway’s performances for Argyle led to him making his first two international appearances for Zimbabwe in World Cup qualifiers against Ghana and South Africa.

Had it not been for his knee injury, he would almost certainly have been in Zimbabwe’s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, which is currently taking place in Cameroon.

 

 

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