Cammy Palmer is one of several talented young Rangers players currently away from Ibrox on loan.
The 19-year-old is a youth international for Northern Ireland, who captained the Rangers Reserves to the SPFL league title last season.
— Rangers Youth Academy (@RFC_Youth) May 6, 2019
Following that triumph, it was deemed time to head out to gain experience in senior football with Partick Thistle.
Before the season began, Thistle were billed as promotion challengers, having narrowly avoided shock relegation to League One at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.
However, things have proved difficult so far on both a collective and individual level.
Remarkably, the Jags are still winless and currently rock bottom of the Championship with just two points. Off-field uncertainty in terms of ownership and funding appears to be effecting performances and Gary Caldwell was recently sacked from his position as manager [BBC Sport].
That didn’t seem to change things for the better on Saturday, as they slumped to a 3-0 defeat to Dunfermline at Firhill.
Rangers loanee Cammy Palmer enduring tough times
Unfortunately for the midfielder, despite the current woes of his adopted side, he was dropped from the playing XI. The teenager watched on as an unused substitute in front of a dissatisfied home crowd.
It’s a tough environment for the youngster to be in, and almost certainly not what the powers that be at Rangers had expected when they approved the move.
While the likes of Stephen Kelly are shining elsewhere in the division, it’s a story of toil for Palmer right now.
Times like these are an opportunity to show character, though.
Things can only get better for the Jags going forward and let’s hope the former Reserves skipper can play a role in a resurgence.