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Galloway’s proud to be part of it

The 22-year-old, former Leeds United man is out of contract in the summer, and has admitted he is still unsure of what will come next

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By Zac Hannay
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Galloway’s proud to be part of it
KEY PLAYER . . . Josh Galloway played a pivotal role in the right-back position as Annan secured League One survival Pic: JS Sports and Events Photography

ANNAN full back Josh Galloway would ‘love to stay’ at Galabank beyond the expiry of his current two-year deal, but he does not know where his future lies.

He said: “Whatever the future holds, the future holds.

“I’d love to stay. We’ve stayed in League One, why would you not want to stay?

“Obviously I’m out of contract in the summer. We know where we are now though as we’re not having to plan for further games.

“Conversations off the field have maybe not gone on because we were focused on staying up.”

He added: “I’m very proud (to be a part of this). I never thought I’d join and we’d go up in the first season. That was an unbelievable experience.

“It was always the aim, don’t get me wrong, but that is a night I’m never going to forget.

“This season we didn’t start off the way we wanted to, but again it showed the team spirit and morale that we’ve got to change to position from what we were in at Christmas to staying up.”

On the recent 1-1 draw against Stirling at Forthbank, where Annan did enough to retain safety, Galloway said: “It probably wasn’t one of our best performances. Sometimes you’ve got to get an ugly result and I think that’s what we did.

“We stuck in, the boys stuck together and we got the result we came for.”

In the early part of the season Galloway had been struggling to nail down his position in the Annan starting 11.

But following a conversation with recently departed manager Peter Murphy, he moved into right-back after coming on as a second half substitute in a 2-1 defeat to Queens at the tail end of the year.

He made the position his own and impressed with great pace and tackling ability.

Galloway said: “When I first went to Leeds they did try and mould me into a different position.

“(Marcelo) Bielsa saw me as a different kind of player, with me being younger at the time I don’t think I took it on board.

“I just had a conversation with the manager (Peter Murphy) about if I’m going to be in the squad we’ve got to reassess where I’m going to play.

“It’s probably one of the best conversations I’ve ever had. I’ve played since Queens away at the back end of Christmas and have not been out the squad.

“Having Tam (Muir) beside me, Matty (Douglas) and Flem behind you has been great. You could not ask for a better three to guide you.”

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