Macca gets his GallThursday, 9th Jun 2011
Paul Gallacher returns to East End Park after two years in Paisley
Dunfermline Athletic are delighted to announce that goalkeeper Paul Gallacher has agreed to sign on a two year deal.
Paul who has spent the last two seasons at St Mirren joins Dunfermline for a second time. The 31 year old has enjoyed a very successful goalkeeping career having played with Dundee United, Norwich, St Mirren and of course Dunfermline.
Jim McIntyre told the website:-
"Paul has been a top goalkeeper over the years and we are delighted to get him. He was sought after by a few other clubs so I'm very very pleased to have secure his signature."
Chris Smith who played in goals in every First Division match last season on the Pars journey to the title agreed a new deal last month. The Manager added:-
"It is important that we have two good keepers vying for the number one spot and Paul's arrival will provide good competition."
Recognised from a very early age as a good prospect , Paul got his first taste of first team football when he was loaned out by his then club, Dundee United to Airdrie in 1999. He subsequently became United's first choice goalkeeper and remained so until he signed for Norwich City in June 2004. During that period he won Scotland U21, B international and full Scotland caps. In total he has eight Scotland caps, the last against Estonia on 27th May 2004.
Paul Gallacher moved from Dundee United to Norwich City on a free transfer in 2004 but he was happy to join Dunfermline on a loan deal in August 2007 until the following January. He had a marvellous season in 2007-2008 culminating in him winning the Player of the Year trophy.
He restarts his Dunfermline stats with 81 appearances + 1 as a sub; shut outs 25. welcome back Gall!
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