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Palmer is a Rover!

Young attacker joins on a season-long loan deal from Premier League side Chelsea

30 July 2018

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Rovers are delighted to announce the signing of attacking midfielder Kasey Palmer on a season-long loan deal.

The 21-year-old arrives from Premier League side Chelsea for the 2018-19 campaign and brings a wealth of Championship experience with him.

Palmer is the third arrival at Ewood Park this summer, following on from the permanent captures of Joe Rothwell from Oxford United and Manchester City midfielder Jacob Davenport.

Palmer was part of the Huddersfield Town team which earned promotion to the Premier League in 2016-17, playing in the same team as former Rover Jack Payne.

He appeared 31 times for the Terriers that season and played his part in their rise to the top flight for the first time, as he weighed in with four goals and a number of assist during his time with David Wagner's outfit.

Palmer impressed so much in West Yorkshire that he returned for the first part of last season, playing four times for the club in the Premier League, which included their emphatic opening day victory against Crystal Palace.

A versatile attacker, Palmer is also capable of playing on the wings and down the middle, and gained further experience of the second tier during a half-season loan with Derby County.

Arriving in January 2018, Palmer was once again part of a team that achieved a play-off position, as he helped the Rams to a sixth-placed finish, before Gary Rowett's side suffered heartbreak against Fulham over the two legs.

A highy-rated talent, Palmer has represented his country at numerous youth levels and is a current England Under-21 international, winning the Toulon Tournament under Aidy Boothroyd in 2016.

Palmer is available to play in both the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup - aside from against his parent club - and has been allocated squad number 45.

Welcome to Ewood Park, Kasey!

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