Owl hopes to fly in home town

Sheffield Wednesday Stock Pictures......Liam Palmer
Sheffield Wednesday Stock Pictures......Liam Palmer

LIAM Palmer would love nothing more than to run out at Sandy Lane, in front of his home town crowd on Saturday.

But the teenager won’t be in action for Worksop Town.

Nineteen-year-old Palmer is an Owl through and through, having joined Sheffield Wednesday at the age of seven.

Just hours after returning from his club’s pre-season trip to Austria, he spoke to the Guardian about his desire to take on Worksop this weekend.

“I don’t know if I will be involved, but I’d like to hope I would get a bit of a game,” he said.

“It would be nice to play in my home town, there will be a lot of people I know watching, a lot of my family.”

The Scotland Under 19 international came off the bench for Wednesday in midweek as they took on FC Volga Novgorod in a 0-0 draw.

He told the Guardian: “It was hard work (in Austria) but it needed to be done. It was really hot, but it was good to get the runnuing done and I was glad I got to play a game.”

“I came on for the second half and played 45 minutes.”

After breaking into the Owls first team last season, Palmer hopes to cement a starting berth when the League One campaign kicks off.

“We’ve signed some good players in my position so I’ll just teach each game as it comes and try to impress.”

“I play in centre midfield or on the wing but I’m not fussed, I won’t grumble about position because I just want to play.”