Crawley Town striker Ollie Palmer is set to face off against his former club this weekend as the Red Devils travel to Sincil Bank to play table-topping Lincoln City.
Palmer had one season with the Imps, working under manager Danny Cowley, before his surprise summer move to Crawley. He had previously been a fringe player at Sincil Bank, but became something of a cult hero for his goals off the bench.
He also helped fire the club to their first ever Wembley appearance and will be keen to register a goal in order to prove a point this weekend.
Lincoln manager Danny Cowley spoke highly of Palmer when quizzed by local press this week.
“Ollie’s done really well there which I’m not surprised about at all,” said Cowley. “He did great for us and he played a huge part in the successful season we had last year. We were sad to see him go but it was the right decision for all parties and we look forward to seeing him on Saturday.”
Palmer is something of a nomad, only ever seeming to play for a club for a short period before moving on. He may have found his home down south though, having smashed five goals this season and found himself nominated for the PFA Player of the Month award.
We’re always suspicious of a player who turns in one season at a time at a club, but whatever the reason for his short stays are, there’s no doubting Palmer’s impact at Crawley.
The focus will be on him, but the Imps could do with keeping an eye on Dominic Poleon, the former Bradford striker. He could be the one that hurts them this weekend.
Either that or Crawley will be swept aside like everyone else has been this season. Either or.