OWEN Gallacher has extended his stay at Burton Albion after agreeing terms with new manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
The Newcastle-born 21-year-old has played seven times so far for the Brewers and Hasselbaink is happy that Gallacher is staying at the Pirelli Stadium.
The Brewers manager said: “I’m happy that Owen has extended his deal with the club.
“I hope that he takes the opportunity given to him and does everything he can to tie down a regular playing position.”
On signing the new deal, Gallacher said: “I’m delighted to be staying as that’s always what I’ve wanted.
“Since I walked into the club I’ve loved every minute. I haven’t played as many games as I’ve wanted to, but I think that when I have played I’ve showed what I can do.
“Hopefully I can play some more games and can help us to get out of the relegation zone in order to stay up.
“I want to kick on and show the new gaffer and the fans what I can do.”
Gallacher was also very complimentary of the training sessions that Hasselbaink and Maamria have delivered since their arrival. He said: “Training has been at a good tempo and the lads are working very hard to try and get us out of this position.
“The gaffer has told us that he believes in us and I want to repay the faith that he’s shown in me to keep me at the club.”