PALMER: I CAN MAKE THE GRADE
MANSFIELD striker Ollie Palmer believes he has the potential to thrive in the Football League after his summer step up from Conference South side Havant and Waterlooville.
The 21-year-old came on as a substitute to score the winner against Wycombe last week and fire Mansfield to their first victory since returning to League Two.
And Palmer admitted it was a dream come true to open his account:“It’s something I’ve waited a long time for – it was a dream goal,” he said.
“I’m cherishing being in the Football League, I feel like I’m thriving. Scoring that goal is a big achievement for me.” crossbar with a dinked shot from the edge of the area, on the stroke of half-time.
Substitute Adam Le Fondre was then denied from close range by Gilks in the second period, but it was another sub, Barkhuizen, who made the difference, capitalising on a slip from captain Sean Morrison.
It was enough to send Reading home empty-handed and leave boss Nigel Adkins a frustrated figure.
He said:“We came with a desire to win the game. We were on the front foot for the last 15 minutes of the first half and we’ve had two or