In recent times Gallgher has played on a season by season basis being offered one year deals due to his age. At the end of last season it was unclear what would happen but after some delay the midfielder agreed a one year contract.
This season the club have acted early after a number of strong performances this term. He has probably played more than manager Neil would have liked but the experienced professional has not let his standards slip.
Gallagher provides experience and is a foil for the rest of the midfield including Ben Pearson who appears to thrive when actually not suspended.