Scotland call for Palmer is a pain for Megson

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GARY Megson has spoken of his regret at losing Liam Palmer for the FA Cup tie at Morecambe.

The midfield player’s latest call-up by Scotland Under 21s rules him out of the first-round tie a week on Sunday.

Scotland play Holland in Nijmegen the following day.

There was a similar club-and-country clash when the Owls played at Charlton. “It’s a bit of a pain for us,” admitted Megson. “Liam certainly would have been involved; he might have been playing, arguably, depending on whether we’ll be able to play the loan signings we’ve got.”

Megson remains pleased with the youngster’s progress.

“He’s played a few games. He’s had some good games, and some where he’s not done so well - everybody is in that same boat,” he said.

“He’s training really well. I want to get him involved a lot more.

“He’s in front of some senior players in terms of being on the bench and minutes played.

“But it’s about taking the opportunity when it arrives.”

The Owls manager has also revealed that he apologised to Mark Reynolds ahead of last week’s game at Wycombe. It was because Megson had mentioned at a press conference earlier in the season that Reynolds had never played in a winning Wednesday side and had not taken his chance:

“I was going on about his record. It was a mistake,” he said. “But I shouldn’t have been in a position where I was able to say it. I was delighted for Mark that he was in the team last Saturday and it won. Good luck to him, He did all right.”