Matt Palmer (footballer)
|Full name||Matthew Thomas Palmer|
|Date of birth||27 February 1995|
|Place of birth||Derby, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|2016||→ Oldham Athletic (loan)||14||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:26, 17 May 2018 (UTC)|
Palmer is a 23-year-old professional footballer currently at Rotherham United. When aged 17 he won a first team squad number at Burton Albion whilst still a second year scholar in the 2012–13 season. Having secured the award for most improved young player at the end of his first season as a scholar at the club and impressed manager Gary Rowett with his "calmness and maturity". He made his debut as a late substitute for Jacques Maghoma in the FA Cup on 15 November 2012, in a 2–0 win over Altrincham at Moss Lane. He made his League Two debut on 5 April 2013, coming on for Lee Bell 79 minutes into a 7–1 defeat to Port Vale at Vale Park. Palmer's first professional goal came in a 2–0 home win over Hereford United in the first round of the FA Cup on 10 November 2013. Palmer played a big part in the next two seasons, where Burton nearly achieved promotion but eventually lost to Fleetwood Town in the play off final.
- As of match played 16 May 2018.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Others||Total|
|Burton Albion||2012–13||League Two||2||0||1||0||0||0||1[a]||0||4||0|
|Burton Albion total||135||6||7||1||11||1||7||0||160||7|
|Oldham Athletic (loan)||2015–16||League One||14||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||14||1|
|Rotherham United||2017–18||League One||14||0||0||0||0||0||2[c]||0||16||0|
- "Professional retain list & free transfers: 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. p. 57. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014.
- "Player Profile". burtonalbionfc.co.uk. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
- "Altrincham 0 – 2 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 15 November 2012.
- "Port Vale 7 – 1 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 5 April 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
- "INCOMING: Palmer Signs On Loan". Oldham Athletic. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- "Rotherham United: Midfielder Matt Palmer joins Millers". The Star. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
- Matt Palmer at Soccerway
- Scott, Ged (27 May 2018). "Rotherham United 2–1 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
Matt Palmer at Soccerway