Sheffield Wednesday confirm that Liam Palmer has ‘received (a) suspension) and ‘will miss three fixtures’ after his dangerous tackle on Grady Diangana. The 28-year-old was sent off late in Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion and will now be out of action until mid-December.
Palmer will miss the Owls’ meeting with Birmingham City (November 27), Charlton Athletic (November 30) and Brentford (December 7). The defender’s suspension will frustrate Garry Monk as it was needless to do so late in the game, but now he’ll have to find a replacement at right-back.
Palmer was a regular for Wednesday, having made 15 appearances this season. He missed two games in August due to a back injury but has amassed 1304 minutes from a possible 1530 in the Championship.
Wednesday can ill-afford to lose first-team players so cheaply as their form has been disappointing in recent weeks. The Owls are without a win in their last four games and have picked up just nine points from a possible 24 since the start of October.
How will Sheffield Wednesday fare against Birmingham City?
They desperately need a result on Wednesday and Monk would love to get one over his old club.