Former Rangers talent Cammy Palmer has taken a big step towards winning the NIFL Premiership title with Linfield, who are chasing a world record currently held by the Gers.
Palmer captained Rangers at Reserves level prior to loan stints with Partick Thistle, Orange County SC and Clyde, while he made a first-team appearance in a friendly against HJK Helsinki in 2019.
However, with his contract running down and no permanent breakthrough on the cards for him at Ibrox, he opted to join Linfield in January on an 18-month deal.
It took the 20-year-old a few weeks to settle in but since making his debut against Larne in February, he’s established himself impressively in central midfield.
Palmer scored an excellent long-range goal against Carrick Rangers last month and has now started eight consecutive matches for the Belfast club, with the most recent of those fixtures coming against second-placed Coleraine on Wednesday night.
It was a huge night in the title race and despite being reduced to ten men in the 62nd minute, the Blues triumphed 2-1 courtesy of a brace from Jordan Stewart.
The win moved them 12 points clear of the Bannsiders, who retain a game in hand but are looking increasingly unlikely to stage a late-season comeback.
Linfield recently set out an ambitious five-year plan as they aim to embark upon a period of dominance in Northern Irish football and a league win this season would bring them level with current world record holders Rangers on 55 domestic titles.
Meanwhile, a talented player Palmer played alongside at U20 level has his sights set on a first-team breakthrough at Ibrox.