Palmer delighted with dream debut
On-loan forward celebrates with the diehards after scoring the winner for City
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.