Matt Palmer (footballer)

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Matt Palmer
Personal information
Full name Matthew Thomas Palmer[1]
Date of birth (1995-02-27) 27 February 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Derby, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rotherham United
Number 8
Youth career
Burton Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2018 Burton Albion 135 (6)
2016Oldham Athletic (loan) 14 (1)
2018– Rotherham United 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:26, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

Matthew Thomas Palmer (born 27 February 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Championship club Rotherham United.

Playing career[edit]

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".[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

On 22 January 2016, Palmer signed for Football League One side Oldham Athletic on a one-month loan deal.[6]

Two years later, on 25 January 2018, he signed for Rotherham United for an undisclosed fee on a two-and-a-half-year contract.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 16 May 2018.[8]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Others Total
Division App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Burton Albion 2012–13 League Two 2 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 0
2013–14 League Two 39 0 3 1 2 0 4[b] 0 48 1
2014–15 League Two 33 4 1 0 2 0 1[a] 0 37 4
2015–16 League One 14 0 1 0 2 1 1[a] 0 18 1
2016–17 Championship 36 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 39 1
2017–18 Championship 11 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 14 1
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
Career total 163 7 7 1 11 1 9 0 190 8
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in EFL Trophy
  2. ^ 1 appearance in EFL Trophy. 3 appearances in League Two Play-offs
  3. ^ Appearances in 2017–18 EFL League One play-offs

Honours[edit]

Rotherham United

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers: 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. p. 57. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile". burtonalbionfc.co.uk. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Altrincham 0 – 2 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 15 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Port Vale 7 – 1 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 5 April 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  5. ^ http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/27465323
  6. ^ "INCOMING: Palmer Signs On Loan". Oldham Athletic. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Rotherham United: Midfielder Matt Palmer joins Millers". The Star. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018. 
  8. ^ Matt Palmer at Soccerway
  9. ^ Scott, Ged (27 May 2018). "Rotherham United 2–1 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 May 2018. 

External links[edit]

Matt Palmer at Soccerway