Palmer’s Premier dream

Liam Palmer
Liam Palmer

Homegrown star Liam Palmer has set his sights on one day reaching the Premier League - and wants to get there with Sheffield Wednesday.

The 22-year-old also targeted an improved season for the Owls, and believes consistency will be the key if Stuart Gray’s men are to build upon last season’s 16th place in the Championship.

“I want to play at the highest level possible,” Palmer, who made 44 appearances last season, said.

“Of course, that’s the Premier League and my ideal scenario would be to get there with Sheffield Wednesday.

“That’s my ultimate ambition to achieve.”

Palmer made the right back spot his own last season after injury to Lewis Buxton, and ended up being voted as the club’s Player of the Year.

“Consistency will be the key to where we finish next season,” he added.

“We showed last season that we are capable of beating the top teams in the league, or at least give them a game.

“But to finish higher than we did last season, we have to have a better start than last time around and that has to be our aim.”

Gray, meanwhile, is refusing to concede defeat in his pursuit of striker Matty Fryatt.