Paul Gallagher buoyant after Leicester City win

Paul Gallagher
Gallagher is mobbed by team-mates after his second goal against Crystal Palace

Leicester City striker Paul Gallagher says Sunday's 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace could be the game that finally kickstarts their season.

The Scot scored two stunning long-range goals as the high-flying Eagles were brushed aside in Nigel Pearson's first game back as Foxes manager.

Gallagher told BBC Radio Leicester: "What a homecoming for the gaffer. It was a great day and we were fantastic.

"Hopefully this is the platform for the rest of the season."

Leicester have moved up to ninth in the Championship table, and despite an indifferent start to the season that resulted in Sven-Goran Eriksson leaving the club, they are only two points off the play-off spots.

And Gallagher, who signed a new contract in March, is delighted to be reunited with the manager who first brought him to the club in August 2009.

"It was a sad time when he left because he did a great job when he was here," Gallagher said. "Everyone has been buzzing since the new gaffer came in."

But the 25-year-old knows that one win does not mean everything is back on track.

And he also acknowledges there is no chance of Pearson allowing the players to become complacent.

"We will not get carried way. The gaffer won't let us get carried away but roll on the next game," Gallagher added.

"We have to play the same in the next game. We know we have good players but we have always said we are not the best team yet. The team is the most important thing.

"We are starting to click as team but we have to keep our feet on the ground. It's all about the hard work, we know we have quality and that will come through if we match teams for hard work."