Sheffield Wednesday: Palmer tipped for bright future

Liam Palmer has spent all season on loan at Tranmere
Liam Palmer has spent all season on loan at Tranmere
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Owls midfield player Liam Palmer is being tipped for a bright future by a former team-mate who became an opponent.

Yeovil’s Richard Hinds has faced Palmer in League One while the 21-year-old midfielder player has spent the season on loan at Tranmere.

Rovers are also one of Hinds’ former clubs and he has a home on Merseyside so he has found it easy to keep in touch with Palmer’s progress,

“I pleased for Liam; I think he has done really well this season,” said Hinds. “It always looked as if he had a chance. He’s definitely one the future. He’s been one of Tranmere’s best players.”

Palmer was given a new two-and-a-half-year contract by the Owls in January and said he saw his long-term future at Hillsborough.

He was allowed to play for Tranmere to build up his league experience and made 46 league and cup appearances for them.

Although Rovers’ promotion challenge fell away, Hinds has been part of Yeovil’s surge into the play-off final against Brentford, a week tomorrow, which was sealed by their semi-final win against Sheffield United.

As a Wednesday fan, the defender followed the Owls to all of their matches at the old Wembley in the Nineties, and has visited the new stadium as a spectator.

“I’ve had a great time at Yeovil though it’s a long way from home,” he said. “It’s such a friendly club. The crowd get right behind you and just want to see players who have go, and we’ve played some decent stuff in the last year and a half.”

Brentford are favourites but he says: “We’ve beaten them twice. Everyone under-estimates Yeovil. Nobody fancied us against Sheffield United. I might see Wednesday next season!”

His future will be mapped out after the final as his contract ends this summer.week