Gallagher was voted Player of the Month for September after scooping the August award, capping a sensational start to his career in south London after joining on loan from Chelsea.
The midfielder spoke with the Palace programme prior to the Brighton clash - you can read the interview in full below.
Joining a top Academy so young provided Gallagher with an elite technical upbringing. But, as he tells Will Robinson, learning the terraces’ community values was just as important.
Any other midfielder working under the tutelage of Patrick Vieira and, formerly, Frank Lampard, might be burdened by the expectations of those they wished to emulate. But for Conor Gallagher, the spirit of football has always been something more grassroots.
His perspective on the game seems to stem from experiences on the terraces on Saturday afternoons, or at the local park on Sunday mornings. His admiration goes not only to the great midfielders of his generation – although it’s safe to say that’s not lacking – but also to the teammates and friends with whom he’s learned so much.