Date: 21st June 2020 at 12:40pm
Written by: Brian Morgan

Sheffield Wednesday drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon and Liam Palmer was one of many players who came away with praise on Twitter and Owlstalk for his performance.

The 28-year-old started alongside Dominic Iorfa and Julian Borner at centre-back and helped limit Lewis Grabban to only one shot on target over the 90 minutes. Palmer stifled nearly every Reds attack that came his way, limiting the Championship high-flyers to only three shots on target.

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Striker: “Thought Palmer did well and think a 3 of Palmer, Iorfa and Fox would have the mobility to cover gaps.”

Judas Atkinson: “I actually think 3-5-2 suits Palmer very well. He is a good defensive full-back.”

Against Forest, Palmer played for 90 minutes, had 69 touches, won two aerial duels, completed 73.3% of his 45 passes, attempted 15 long balls with 33% accuracy, made two tackles, had six interceptions, made two clearances and won three free-kicks.

The 28-year-old has made 29 appearances in all competitions this season, making one assist. Palmer has been a regular under Garry Monk, operating at left-back, right-back and centre-back, so he’s an important player for Wednesday.

Since rising through the youth ranks to the first-team in 2010, Palmer has gone on to make a total of 254 appearances across the board, scoring one goal and making nine assists. He has one year remaining on his deal and is staking a claim to be retained beyond 2021.

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