Marcus Palmer

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Marcus Palmer
Personal information
Full name Marcus James Palmer
Date of birth (1988-01-06) 6 January 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Gloucester, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2000–2004 Bristol Rovers
2004–2006 Cheltenham Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Hereford United 4 (0)
2008 Gloucester City (loan) 6 (5)
2008 Gloucester City 3 (0)
2008 Solihull Moors
2009 Forest Green Rovers 5 (2)
2009 Chippenham Town (loan)
2009 Evesham United (loan)
2010 Cirencester Town
2010–2012 Evesham United (6)
2012 Stourbridge
2012–2014 Evesham United 0 (0)
2014 Westfields (loan) 5 (3)
2014– Westfields 17 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:42, 24 August 2015 (UTC).

Marcus James Palmer (born 6 January 1988) is an English footballer who made four appearances in the Football League for Hereford United.[1][2] He currently plays for Westfields.


Palmer was born and educated in Gloucester. As a youngster he played in the Gloucester Primary Schools' representative side,[3] and when older he trained with Bristol Rovers.[4] He joined Cheltenham Town's youth programme, combining studies at Hartpury College with football training; he played for Cheltenham's youth team, but failed to earn a professional contract.[5] He was signed by Hereford in September 2006 after impressing in pre-season,[6] after a trial at Cardiff City.[7] He scored eight goals in reserve and Herefordshire Cup matches,[citation needed] including a hat-trick in the HFA Senior Floodlit Cup semi-final against Westfields.[8]

He made his Football League debut against Swindon Town, coming on as a substitute, and made a further two appearances in the 2006–07 season, at the end of which his contract was extended for six months,[9] and again for a further six months in January 2008.[10] After one more first-team appearance,[2] he joined Southern League Premier Division side Gloucester City on a month's loan in February 2008.[11] He marked his debut the following day with a hat-trick in the 5–0 win against Rugby Town.[12] He returned to Hereford having scored five goals from his six league appearances,[13] but was released by Hereford at the end of the season.[14]

Palmer agreed to spend the first month of the 2008–09 season with Gloucester City while looking at options for a return to full-time football.[15] He played three Southern League games without scoring,[16] then moved on to Conference North side Solihull Moors on 30 August.[17] Palmer then left Solihull, resumed his studies at Hartpury College, and signed for Forest Green Rovers, playing in the reserve squad at The New Lawn. He was given his first team chance in March 2009 where he came off the bench against Altrincham and netted on his debut in second-half injury time.[4] He then joined Chippenham Town on loan for the rest of the season, and just as he did for Forest Green, he scored in his opening game for the Wiltshire club.[18]

Palmer was offered a new contract in July 2009 to stay at The New Lawn.[19] In November, Forest Green allowed him to join Southern League Premier club Evesham United on a non-contract basis, though they retained his registration for the Conference.[20][21]

In June 2010 Palmer signed for Cirencester Town. He left Cirencester however in December 2010 when he re-signed for fellow Southern Premier Division side, Evesham United.[22] In October 2011, Palmer was the subject of a 7-day approach from Westfields.[23]

In March 2012 he joined Stourbridge.[24] He left the club at the end of the 2011–12 season however and re-signed for Evesham United.[25] In June 2013, he agreed a new deal to remain with Evesham for the 2013–14 season.[26]


  1. ^ "Hereford United : 1972/73–1996/97 & 2006/07–2008/09". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Marcus Palmer". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 December 2009.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "SB" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  3. ^ "Past Players". Gloucester Primary Schools' Football Association. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Palmer wants more after dream Rovers debut". This is Gloucestershire. 25 March 2009. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Hartpury College". Cheltenham Town Youth Development. Archived from the original on 22 February 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  6. ^ Fudge, Simon (4 September 2006). "Bulls add a pair". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "Bluebirds' reserves pull the plug on Team Bath". WalesOnline. 10 August 2006. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "Palmer Treble Does Trick". Hereford Times. 29 March 2007. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "Player Contract Details". Hereford United F.C. 7 July 2007. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  10. ^ "Contract Extensions For Young Trio". Hereford United F.C. 1 January 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  11. ^ "Palmer Out on Loan". Hereford United F.C. 26 February 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  12. ^ "Leaders Hammered on Their Own Doorstep". NonLeague Daily. 27 February 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  13. ^ "Gloucester City Results & Statistics: 2007/08 Season". Tiger Roar. Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  14. ^ "Players leaving the Street". Hereford United F.C. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  15. ^ "Palmer back for Gloucester City". This is Gloucestershire. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  16. ^ "Gloucester City Results & Statistics: 2008/09 Season". Tiger Roar. Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  17. ^ "Current News". Solihull Moors F.C. 30 August 2008. Archived from the original on 20 August 2009. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  18. ^ "Mings tells Bluebirds to keep believing". This is Wiltshire. 2 April 2009. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  19. ^ "Forest Green sign up trio". This is Gloucestershire. 6 July 2009. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  20. ^ "Striker Signs for Rovers with Sean Rigg Departing". Forest Green Rovers F.C. 20 November 2009. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  21. ^ "Palmer primed to boost fortunes". Worcester News. 19 November 2009. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  22. ^ "Palmer makes Evesham return". Non League Daily. 19 December 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  23. ^ "Evesham bring in new keeper". Non League Daily. 27 October 2011. 
  24. ^ "Palmer arrives as Griffin goes in the opposite direction". Stourbridge FC. 23 March 2012. 
  25. ^ "Palmer returns to Evesham". Non League Daily. 9 July 2012. 
  26. ^ "Strike duo commit to Evesham". Non League Daily. 18 June 2013. 

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