Lancashire TelegraphFormer Blackburn Rovers striker Kevin Gallacher signs for Darwen (From Lancashire Telegraph)

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Former Blackburn Rovers striker Kevin Gallacher signs for Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: Kevin Gallacher Kevin Gallacher

FORMER Blackburn Rovers striker Kevin Gallacher admits he can’t wait to get started in his new role as AFC Darwen’s director of football.

Gallacher, who won the Premier League with Rovers in 1995, will be involved in the coaching set-up at the North West Counties League First Division outfit.

He will also work to attract players to the club and play a role in its new football centre of excellence project with Blackburn College, which was unveiled last month.

Gallacher said: “I am very happy as I’ve been trying to get back into football, as everybody knows, for a while.

“But I’ve been finding it difficult so when this challenge came up and Wayne Wild and Kenny Langford approached me and said they’d like me to part of their team and try and develop Darwen that little bit further up the amateur ranks, it was exciting.

“It’s a start back in football and I’ll be doing something I love. I’m really looking forward to it.

“The club’s new venture with Blackburn College to create a centre of excellence is also a major plus point moving forward.”

Chairman Wild believes the move will help attract local investment and sponsorship.

He said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Kevin is joining our team and bringing his massive experience and knowledge of the game to the club.

“As an international striker and a successful Premiership player Kevin provided quality and total commitment to everything he did on the pitch.

“And he’ll be bringing that approach to his work with AFC Darwen.

“It’s a high profile signing that shows we are serious about our plans for the future of this community club.

“The appointment is part of our ongoing work to grow and develop AFC Darwen both on and off the pitch and we’re very excited by what lies ahead.”

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10:32pm Wed 12 Mar 14

flagstone says...

Sod signing for Darwen Kevin , get bloody resigned at Ewood pal ... Sheesh
Sod signing for Darwen Kevin , get bloody resigned at Ewood pal ... Sheesh flagstone
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10:54pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

flagstone wrote:
Sod signing for Darwen Kevin , get bloody resigned at Ewood pal ... Sheesh
He clearly wants something to do with a club that actually has a future.
[quote][p][bold]flagstone[/bold] wrote: Sod signing for Darwen Kevin , get bloody resigned at Ewood pal ... Sheesh[/p][/quote]He clearly wants something to do with a club that actually has a future. Steven Seagull
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12:40am Thu 13 Mar 14

rover95 says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
flagstone wrote:
Sod signing for Darwen Kevin , get bloody resigned at Ewood pal ... Sheesh
He clearly wants something to do with a club that actually has a future.
Brilliant. Who made you comedian of the year. You jizz head.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]flagstone[/bold] wrote: Sod signing for Darwen Kevin , get bloody resigned at Ewood pal ... Sheesh[/p][/quote]He clearly wants something to do with a club that actually has a future.[/p][/quote]Brilliant. Who made you comedian of the year. You jizz head. rover95
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1:03pm Thu 13 Mar 14

We'll win the next one says...

AFC Darwen who'd have thought it ! A few years time ( well alot ) it might be the new BIG east lancs derby ! Darwen V Rovers. lol
AFC Darwen who'd have thought it ! A few years time ( well alot ) it might be the new BIG east lancs derby ! Darwen V Rovers. lol We'll win the next one
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