Palmer de­lighted with dream de­but

On-loan for­ward cel­e­brates with the diehards after scor­ing the win­ner for City

Western Daily Press - - Sport - GREGOR MACGRE­GOR gregor.macgre­[email protected]­plc.com

KASEY Palmer could not stop smil­ing after mak­ing a ter­rific start to his Robins ca­reer in the 2-1 win over Bolton on Satur­day.

Just min­utes after com­ing onto the pitch, the Chelsea loa­nee had scored the win­ning goal and was slid­ing on his knees in front of the South Stand.

That is some turn­around after the at­tack­ing mid­fielder, pic­tured, had words with those same fans a few months ago, when Black­burn Rovers were beaten 4-1 at Ash­ton Gate.

Fol­low­ing Satur­day’s game, the new City sign­ing spoke to the press about his goal cel­e­bra­tions and be­ing con­stantly in touch with fel­low Chelsea loa­nee Tammy Abra­ham.

“That’s the main fans, the diehards. I thought I’d go and cel­e­brate my first goal with them,” ex­plained Palmer, who was quickly ser­e­naded by the Ash­ton Gate faith­ful after com­ing onto the pitch.

“It def­i­nitely went in, but I didn’t think he was go­ing to give it.

“I looked at the lines­man, looked at the ref, and then he looked at his watch and gave it,” ex­plained the 22-year-old, about his goal.

The su­per sub, who linked up so well with Matty Tay­lor in the sec­ond half of the win over the Trot­ters, ex­plained what City need to do as they join the hunt for a top six place.

“It’s im­por­tant we fo­cus on our­selves and keep the run go­ing,” he said. “If you win a few you can go up to fifth or sixth, but if you lose a few you can drop down to mid-ta­ble. We’ve got to keep go­ing.”

Palmer also ex­plained that for­mer City loan star Tammy Abra­ham has been con­stantly in touch.

“I’m not say­ing I’m go­ing score as many as Tammy,” he joked.

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