By Matthew Jones
July 16 2012
Sheffield Wednesday player joins on loan
Tranmere Rovers have completed the loan signing of 20-year old midfielder Liam Palmer from Championship club Sheffield Wednesday.
Rumours had been circulating on social media websites and unofficial club messageboards for sometime and the player tonight confirmed the transfer on his Twitter page, writing: "Well looks as though the cats out the bag ! Thanks for all the messages. It will be good for me to hopefully get a good run of games and get some vital experience at a good level. Then look to come back a better player."
Palmer is rumoured to be joining the club on a six-month loan deal and sees Tranmere boss Ronnie Moore fulfil his promise of bringing a Championship midfielder to the club on loan.
The youngster is a product of the Sheffield Wednesday academy having been born in Worksop. He made his debut for the club in August 2010 against Bury in the League Cup and has gone on to make 31 appearances for the Owls, scoring once.
During the 2011/12 season, at the end of which Wednesday were promoted to the Championship having finished second in League One, Palmer made 20 league and cup appearances for the club. However, he struggled to impress new manager Dave Jones following his arrival at the club in March, and subsquently didn't play for the Hillsborough club under the former Cardiff City boss.
On top of his club career, Palmer has also represented Scotland at U19 and U21 level, playing for the Tartan army a total of 12 times (8 U21 caps), qualifying to play for the country through one of his grandparents.
Palmer is an attacking midfielder, capable of playing on the wing or in the centre and he will slot straight into Tranmere's squad for their first pre-season squad against Cammell Laird next Monday.