Gallacher is poised for a fresh start

Canaries reject Paul Gallacher is expected to make his first appearance as a fully-fledged Dunfermline player today following his exit from Carrow Road.

Canaries reject Paul Gallacher is expected to make his first appearance as a fully-fledged Dunfermline player today following his exit from Carrow Road.

The Scottish Division one side were awaiting clearance from the SFA and the SFL yesterday to enable the keeper to sign a permanent deal with the Fifers, with whom he has been on loan for the first half of the season, and line up against Livingston.

Gallacher, 28, will sign a deal for the rest of the season following the termination of his Norwich City contract on New Year's Eve. Gallacher had been at City for three-and-a-half years but was never able to convince the club of his right to the number one shirt.

But his English nightmare is over and Gallacher said he was delighted to be back home.


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"I have enjoyed playing first team football at Dunfermline," he said. "I feel that I have been doing well and I'm delighted to remain here.

"It was Jim Leishman who was instrumental in bringing me up here from Norwich City and he and everyone at the club have always made me feel wanted and so welcome. Dunfermline is a great club with a large fan base, but we need to keep our feet firmly on the ground to see what can be achieved this season."

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Gallacher (pictured below) has become a crowd favourite after some good performances for Dunfermline, who are on a five-match unbeaten run.

"Although we have had some great performances of late, I'd like to have it a bit easier in the coming games," he said.

Gallacher's signing solves a problem at Dunfermline where Roddy McKenzie has been out since August and understudy Sean Murdoch has a hip injury. Greg Paterson, 18, was on the bench for last Saturday's match against Stirling Albion.

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