FORMER Liverpool and England Under-21 physio Dave Galley has joined the Argyle backroom team after initially coming in on a temporary basis for the recent games with Bristol Rovers and Cambridge.
Manager Ryan Lowe is naturally delighted to have a physio with such a tremendous pedigree working with his players but also paid tribute to Galley’s predecessor Paul Atkinson.
“First and foremost, I haven’t had the chance to thank Paul Atkinson,” said Ryan. “He’d been here a long time, served the club fantastically and was great for us, a great personality and a great bloke.
“Sometimes, you have to move on in life and that’s just the way it is. He worked with us from the start of the season and I just felt I wanted my own people around, and my own people to do the work I wanted.
“We had to wait and [Director of Football] Neil [Dewsnip] had to go and do some work but, once we found Dave, he came in for Bristol Rovers and Cambridge, and now he’s decided to join us. We’re all very pleased with that, he’s a big character and a top physio.
“He’s proven with the record of where he’s been. He’s won the Champions League Final and I’m more than happy. He comes with great pedigree and great experience. Once he became available, we had to get him.
“We’ve lost a good physio in Paul and when you lose a good physio, you have to get another one. It shows the strength of everything we’ve got around us, the Board of Directors, staff and players.
“Come January, we’ll hopefully add a couple more and keep moving in the right direction.”