Jermaine Palmer

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Jermaine Palmer
Personal information
Full name Jermaine Ashley Clifton Palmer
Date of birth (1986-08-28) 28 August 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Derby, England
Playing position Striker
Youth career
2000–2002 Stoke City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Stoke City 4 (0)
2004 Víkingur (loan) 8 (3)
2005 Hinckley United (loan) 9 (4)
2005–2006 Grimsby Town 0 (0)
2005 Scarborough (loan) 4 (0)
2005 York City (loan) 4 (0)
2006 Alfreton Town (loan) 10 (1)
2006 Grantham Town 4 (3)
2006 Hinckley United
2006–2007 Halesowen Town 9 (3)
2007–2008 Ilkeston Town
2008 Worksop Town
2008 Halesowen Town
2008–2009 Corby Town
2009 Holbeach United
2009 Quorn
2009 Weymouth 7 (0)
2009–2010 Boston Town
2010 Ilkeston Town 5 (1)
2010–2011 Holbeach United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:38, 27 June 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jermaine Ashley Clifton Palmer (born 28 August 1986) is an English footballer who plays as a striker. He played professionally for Stoke City and Grimsby Town before moving into non-League.

Career[edit]

Palmer was born in Derby and progress through the academy at Stoke City and signed a professional contract in the summer of 2003. He made three substitute appearances for Stoke in 2003–04 and was loaned out to Icelandic club Víkingur where he scored three goals in eight matches in the summer of 2004. On his return to England, Palmer found himself loaned out again, this time spending time with Hinckley United.[1] He made one appearance for Stoke in 2004–05 coming on as a sub in a 1–0 defeat at home to Sunderland.[2]

He then joined Grimsby Town on trial and Mariners manager Russell Slade took a closer look at him as he participated in the club's reserve cup quarter final tie with Manchester United. Palmer returned to Stoke, but was the first new signing at Grimsby Town for the new 2005–06 season.[3]

Despite being the first signing of the season, and initially presented as a first team player, Palmer found his path to winning a place in the team permanently blocked, and he found himself playing second fiddle to the likes of fellow forwards Michael Reddy, Gary Jones and Martin Gritton. Grimsby even opted to loan in another striker, Calvin Andrew from Luton Town as attacking cover. With this in mind, almost straight into the new season Palmer was placed up for loan, and subsequently joined Scarborough for an initial one month period to gain experience and maintain fitness. Following the conclusion of his month with The Seadogs, Palmer returned to Grimsby only to be loaned straight back out to York City and then later in the season he spent a month with Alfreton Town

His only senior appearance for Grimsby came in the Football League Trophy clash with Morecambe in which Palmer replaced Simon Francis in the 87th minute of play. The game went on to extra time, with Morecambe winning on a penalty shootout. This would be the only time Jermaine would appear on the Grimsby team sheet and after seeing the rest of the season out in the reserves he was released from his contract at the end of the 2005–06 season. Since leaving the club, Palmer went on to move into the English non-league game, featuring for Worksop Town, Grantham Town, Hinckley United and Halesowen Town initially before joining Corby Town in December 2008. In March 2009 he moved to cash strapped Weymouth, where he played out the remaining Conference season with the club. In April 2009 due to the club being relegated to the Conference South he left the club. He eventually signed for Boston Town at the start of the 2009–10 season.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 2003–04 First Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2004–05 Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Grimsby Town 2005–06 League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Career Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stoke duo in Icelandic move". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stoke 0–1 Sunderland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Striker Palmer makes Grimsby move". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 

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