Bristol City will want to take their positive momentum from their last league game against Huddersfield into a tough upcoming test against Fulham at Craven Cottage this Saturday.
The Robins triumphed 5-2 against The Terriers on Saturday afternoon, which took them up to 5th place in the Championship.
After last Wednesday’s 4-1 thrashing at the hands of West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns, the Robins face another side competing for the automatic promotion spots in Fulham.
The West London side are in red hot form – they have won their last four league games in succession, scoring eight goals and conceding two in the process.
One Bristol City player who will be wondering if he will be involved come Saturday at Craven Cottage is Kasey Palmer, who has found chances to play the full ninety minutes hard to come by in recent weeks. The last time that was the case was against Brentford on October 2nd.
He was taken off at half-time against West Bromwich Albion, and did not feature against Huddersfield Town, showing that his place in the team could be under threat.
Palmer was an unused substitute for the game against Danny Cowley’s side, which may have caused some concerns for the player.
Palmer has often started in the central attacking midfield role this season, and has provided three assists.
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He has made 17 appearances for the club this season, but six of those have come off the bench.
Palmer joined Bristol City from Chelsea in the summer on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee after spending time on loan at Ashton Gate for the second half of last season.
Lee Johnson has recently often deployed a 3-5-2 formation, with Adam Nagy, Josh Brownhill and Callum O’Dowda in central midfield. That leaves no space for Palmer in that shape, unless Johnson alters it to leave out a striker.
Robins Captain Brownhill has been the side’s standout player, contributing with four goals and two assists from central midfield. That may get Lee Johnson thinking why Palmer cannot deliver a higher tally of goals from further up the pitch.
What this may do is give Palmer a spark to improve in training, so he can show what he is capable of for the side moving forward.