Sheffield Wednesday: Owls star targets Scottish call-up

Owls ace Liam Palmer
Owls ace Liam Palmer
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Liam Palmer has told The Star he hopes success with Sheffield Wednesday will lead to a Scotland international call-up.

Earlier this month, Owls head coach Stuart Gray said the 23-year-old could be the latest member of his squad to break into the Scots’ national set-up. Striker Stevie May was recently on international duty with Gordon Strachan’s outfit.

Palmer, an ever present this season, insists his main focus is on playing the best he can do for Wednesday as he is acutely aware he faces a significant challenge to earn international recognition at senior level.

“If a Scotland call-up came, that would be nice,” said Palmer, who qualifies for Scotland through his grandmother and has caps at under 19 and under 21 level. “But I’m just concentrating on doing the best that I can every game for Sheffield Wednesday and hopefully that goes hand in hand in the future with a potential call-up.”

Palmer said: “There are no easy games in this league. Norwich will be very difficult opposition. They’ve got off to a good start but if we work as hard as we did against Brentford and stick together as a team, I don’t see why we can’t get a result. It is just a case of putting are chances away.”

Gray is aiming to bolster his strikeforce before they take on fifth-placed Norwich. The Wednesday chief wants to recruit an experienced Premier League striker on a temporary basis.