Former Rangers starlet Cammy Palmer has bagged the Young Player of the Year award at Linfield, just months after leaving Ibrox.

Palmer came up through the youth system at Auchenhowie but didn’t manage to break into the first team and he cut short a loan stint at Clyde to head to Belfast in January.

Palmer picks up award just months after leaving Rangers
Palmer (pictured during a first-team friendly against HJK Helsinki in 2019) has won an individual award at Linfield just months after leaving Ibrox. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The 21-year-old only had six months remaining on his Rangers deal at the time and so left on a free, although the Light Blues did retain options on him for the future [].

It looked initially as though it would be difficult for the former Ger to break into the Linfield XI, but ever since his first start against Warrenpoint Town in March, he’s been a key man in midfield.

Palmer racked up 16 NIFL Premiership appearances and helped the Blues to a world-record equalling 55th top-flight title, while he also played a key role in their successful Irish Cup campaign.

Therefore, it’s been an incredibly successful few months and he rounded it off by landing the Young Player of the Year award at Linfield’s end-of-season dinner, a particularly remarkable achievement given that he only joined halfway through the season.

Palmer’s current Windsor Park deal only runs until the end of next season but after his outstanding start with the club, they’ll surely be keen to tie him down to an extension as soon as possible.

In other news, a player who spent the 2018/19 season at Ibrox could soon make a £10m move to the Premier League.

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