Rangers loanee Cammy Palmer enjoyed an exceptional outing on Saturday afternoon.
Things had been tough for the 19-year-old during the first two months of the season.
His adopted side Partick Thistle were bottom of the table and he wasn’t always making it into the starting XI. There’s been upheaval behind the scenes at Firhill and a managerial sacking.
However, all of that was forgotten on the road at Inverness at the weekend.
In new boss Ian McCall’s first league match in charge, Palmer was handed a start and he repaid the faith.
He turned in a Man of the Match performance and netted his first senior goal as the Jags triumphed 3-1, sealing their first Championship three points of 2019/20.
89’ | Inverness CT 1 v 3 Thistle
— Partick Thistle FC (@PartickThistle) September 28, 2019
“It’s my first professional goal when the ball went in, I didn’t really know what to do,” Palmer told ptfc.co.uk. “It was an amazing feeling to score my first goal, I went to run away to celebrate and I slipped, so everyone just took the chance to jump on top of me. I ended up face down in the mud but it was all worth it for that feeling.”
“It’s great that it was such an important goal too, Inverness were pushing and it really sealed what was a really important win, we knew how important winning the game was.”
The Thistle media team released video footage of the celebration and you can see how much the strike meant to the youngster.
Partick Thistle fans laud Rangers loanee Palmer
It was a confident finish after latching onto James Penrice’s pass and it appears to have endeared him further to the fans.
The former Gers Reserves skipper was showered with praise when he tweeted to mark the achievement.
Here’s a selection of reactions:
Top top player in the making 👏👏👏⚽️⚽️⚽️ well done fella 💛🖤❤️
— Alan (@coffeepound) September 28, 2019
You fairly looked you enjoyed the moment. Great celebrations.
— Tom Hosie (@TomHosie) September 28, 2019
— 🇧🇪 Thomas 🏴 (@Thomasmxp1876) September 28, 2019
Well done! Cracking performance today – best yet in red n yella! And your goal wasn’t too shabby! ❤️🇧🇪
— Ian Anderson (@Ian7141) September 28, 2019
Top drawer mate keep it up 👏👏👏
— Craig Liddell (@bigcraigie1) September 28, 2019