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Palmer's perfect day

Kasey reflects on a goal and the three points for Rovers against play-off chasing Brentford this afternoon

25 August 2018

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Kasey Palmer turned match-winner on his return to the Rovers team as his goal was the difference to brush aside play-off chasing Brentford at Ewood Park.

Having missed out on the midweek draw against Reading, Palmer was thown straight back into the XI and rewarded Tony Mowbray for that faith with a second half strike.
 
The 21-year-old Chelsea loanee capitalised on a save from Dan Bentley to punish the Bees as he slotted home early into the second half.
 
And a resolute and disciplined defensive display resulted in the third clean sheet in the last four games as Rovers rose to fifth place in the Championship.
 
“If I scored and we didn’t win then the goal wouldn’t have meant anything to me, so to score and win the game makes it a great day," the winger said after the game.
 

“We won’t get ahead of ourselves and we’ll keep on going, but we’re confident in the dressing room that we can be unpredictable and achieve things that people don’t think we can."

On the goal, slotting home from close range, Palmer confesses he wasn't going to make the same mistake twice; highlighting his miss against Ipswich Town on the opening day of the season at the start of this month.

“I had a similar chance at Ipswich and I remember thinking that I just had to get this one on target," he added. "I got the power on the ball and thankfully it went in.
 
“I think we stuck to our game plan. We know Brentford are good on the ball but we worked hard, grafted through the game and got the result. Once we had something to protect we then had to make sure we made the right decisions in picking our moments of when to be patient and when to nick the ball."
 
Don’t forget, Rovers are back in action on Tuesday evening when Lincoln City visit Ewood Park in the Carabao Cup. You can come down and back the boys by clicking here.

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