As part of the EFL’s “Raised in the EFL” campaign, one that highlights the development of youth at a certain club, Liam Palmer has recently been noticed for his time at Sheffield Wednesday.
The 27-year old made his first-team debut for the Owls in a League Cup clash against Bury in 2010, and has since made over 200 appearances for his boyhood club.
Speaking about his time in the academies, Palmer hailed the impact of the part they play in developing you as a player.
“You don’t realise at the time but they are some of the best years of your life. Playing football with your mates, what can be better, though it is hard work and then there is the education side.”
The right-back has been a regular for the Owls this season making 23 appearances in all competitions, and he will be hoping to nail down his place in the squad as Steve Bruce gets to grips with life as Wednesday manager.
But with his current deal expiring at the end of the season, and with Wednesday also signing Dominic Iorfa from Wolverhampton Wanderers in January, it remains to be seen what plans Bruce may have for the homegrown star.
Here, we take a look at Wednesday fans’ reactions to Palmer’s recent recognition…
New contract pls, good squad player to have.
— chris (@CBriddo) February 5, 2019
Fantastic achievement by a fantastic player, all the best Liam
— Aaron (@AaronAPG23) February 5, 2019
Not good enough, been decent lately but still time to go
— Ben M (@benji_88_) February 5, 2019
Been brilliant in the past 6 weeks or so for us ????⚪️????⚪️
— Alex1981 (@finmac4) February 5, 2019
@danielarcher92 what a player
— Reece Wetherall (@Wetherz) February 6, 2019
Well done Liam ????????
— Adam Thompson (@adam7485) February 5, 2019
If you are looking for a right back who cannot defend, always lets the attacker get in behind him, cannot cross and makes patrick blondeux look like a good player…. then he’s your man… but dont let that cloud our blue and white eyes.. he’s one of our own????????????
— J Kenyon (@jedkenyon) February 5, 2019
Been good last 2 months but come on so was Nuhui last year before his contract was coming up for renewal . Let’s see what Bruce thinks with a fresh pair of eyes
— mick swfc renshaw (@mickwolf1969) February 5, 2019