Sheffield Wednesday’s longest serving player has just extended his contract to commit his future to Hillsborough for three more years, the club has confirmed.
Defender Liam Palmer went through Wednesday’s academy system before debuting for the club in 2010 as an 18-year-old.
His new contract will take him to July 2022 at his boyhood club.
Born in Worksop, the defender has appeared 224 times in total for the Owls, and has been a consistent cog within the Wednesday machine over the best part of a decade.
In his time at the club, the 28-year-old has won the SWFC Player of the Year, and The Star SWFC Player of the Year award.
Palmer can play on both the right and left of defence, and his consistent performances in blue and white earned him a cap for the Tartan Army in March 2019, as he debuted for Scotland in a 3-0 loss to Kazakhstan.
Palmer will now face competition for his spot next season with the addition of right-back Moses Odubajo.
It’s good news for Wednesday as they can hold onto another player who is a leader within the squad.
They have re-signed a lot of experienced players from last year whose futures were in doubt, and I think it’s clever work from the Wednesday recruitment team, especially considering their soft transfer embargo.
With Steve Bruce also close to walking out of the door to join Newcastle United, having these experienced players in the squad will be really important to maintain the momentum they picked up from last season and to help keep team spirits high.