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We wish Kasey well

Tony Mowbray discusses the departure of Kasey Palmer

11 January 2019

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Tony Mowbray says he wishes Kasey Palmer all the best after the Chelsea loanee departed the club earlier this week.

Palmer, who arrived in the summer on loan from Premier League side Chelsea, was in and out of the Rovers team during his six months in East Lancashire.

A lack of football at Ewood Park has seen the 22-year-old return to his parent club before being loaned out to our Championship rivals Bristol City later in the day.

“I'm assuming that Kasey didn't play enough games," the boss said to iFollow Rovers.

"It didn't quite materialise for him starting games here. He only started 10 games for us, and did fine when he did play

“Chelsea obviously wanted him to play more. When you're a Chelsea player and come on loan to a Championship club, I think you should expect to play every week and be one of the best players.

“That's fine. I'm happy for Chelsea to do what they like for their player. Kasey wants to play football, and I could feel that disappointment every time I didn't pick him.

“My job is to pick a team to win games, Kasey's decided to go somewhere else and we wish him well.”

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