Gers loanee benched again with imminent Ibrox return looking likely
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Rangers loanee Palmer looks set for Ibrox return after latest benching

Rangers loanee Cammy Palmer looks likely to return to Ibrox after falling out of favour under Ian McCall at Partick Thistle.

The Toronto-born Northern Ireland youth international joined the Jags back in July on a short term loan deal.

For a time, he was an integral part of the midfield, playing four consecutive 90 minutes in the league in across October and November. However, his fortunes have changed significantly since then, and he was benched again for the trip to Greenock on Saturday afternoon.

Thistle secured a vitally important 2-1 win and with it, moved ahead of the Cappielow-based side in the table.


Palmer did make it onto to the pitch, but only as a token substitute in the 88th minute. He’s now played just six minutes across the last four league matches.

Palmer in first-team action in a friendly against HJK Helsinki. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Ian McCall recently claimed that he was set for talks with Palmer to discuss the pros and cons of extending his loan deal.

However, given his current lack of game time and a recent claim from club insider Four Lads Had a Dream, he looks more likely to return to Ibrox.

It’s no doubt been a valuable learning experience over the last few months for the 19-year-old, during which he’s made his professional debut, scored his first senior goal, dealt with managerial upheaval, and helped to scrap for points at the wrong end of the table.

However, if his playing time is likely to be limited between now and the end of the season, perhaps it’s best to call it quits and to promptly head back to Ibrox, to see if he can apply all that he’s learned so far.

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