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Zim junior player impresses in UK

Galloway, who turned 16 in March, put up a dazzling show in the 58 minutes he was on the pitch before making way for Dean Bowditch.

Last year, the schoolboy wrote his own piece of history as the youngest player ever to feature for the Dons when he was handed a cameo role in 6-0 drubbing of Nantwich in an FA Cup first round match at the tender age of 15.

Prior to the Rochdale game, the club had to make a desperate request for the youngster’s release from his school so that he could join his teammates in training for the match.
With one match to go before the season ends, MK Dons are already out of contention for promotion into the Championship and are on fourth place in a league which is just two tiers below the Premiership.

Galloway’s list of admirers includes Dons manager Karl Robinson.

“He is going to be a tremendous footballer, and hopefully we can guide him through and introduce him into some games. It will be a great experience for him,” Robinson said. True to Robinson’s words, the player acquitted himself in a manner of asking for a permanent place in the starting line-up.

He is learning the ropes in a team which has in its fold former Manchester United striker Allan Smith, who is on loan from Newcastle.

“The game was an opportunity for Galloway to make a name for himself in the Dons’ first team. An elegant player on the ball, Galloway was a star in the opening phases with some intelligent passes and a number of interceptions to prevent Dale breaching the Dons defence,” read the Rochdale match report on the club’s official website.

After such an inspiring outing in his league debut and having spent the whole season training with the first team where there was more emphasis on him gaining experience, Galloway has positioned himself well to be given more game time next season.

His major drawback though could be in his international football career where European-based youths have been ignored by Zimbabwe’s junior national teams’ coaches.

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