Sheffield Wednesday: Versatile Liam happy to play anywhere

Liam Palmer, right, says he is willing to play anywhere in his quest to become a first-team regular.
Liam Palmer, right, says he is willing to play anywhere in his quest to become a first-team regular.
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Academy graduate Liam Palmer is happy to play wherever he is told - just so long as he keeps his place in the Owls starting line-up.

In the absence of injured duo Lewis Buxton (shin) and Kieran Lee (hip), the 21-year-old has deputised in the right-back position in Sheffield Wednesday’s last two friendlies with Scunthorpe United and Braga.

Worksop-born Palmer, regarded as a central midfielder, spent last season on loan at Tranmere Rovers as he continued to further his footballing education. Palmer felt the spell on Merseyside matured him as a player and a person and now his aim is to become a first-team regular at Hillsborough.

“I feel I’ve grown up on and off the pitch,” he said. “It was good to get the experience of that amount of games in a good team (Tranmere). I was happy to be playing football.

“I’ve no qualms about playing in midfield or at right back,” he added. “As long as I’m on the pitch I’ll try my best, and if the gaffer thinks I can play at full back that gives me confidence. I’ve played there quite a few times.”