Owls midfielder Liam Palmer is aiming for a run in the side after being selected in Dave Jones’ starting XI at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
Having spent all of 2012/13 on loan at Tranmere, Palmer made his first competitive appearance for Wednesday since February 2012.
The 21-year-old believes he owes a lot to his loan move for his recent progress and is now working hard to ensure his development continues.
Speaking to the media ahead of Tuesday’s Capital One Cup clash against Rotherham, he said:
“Reserve team football can be very useful but going out on loan means you can get first team games under your belt.
“Obviously from my experience, that’s the best thing to do and I would advise any young player to do the same because it stands you in good stead.
“At first I was a bit sceptical of going out on loan and it can be daunting but you’ve just got to roll with the punches. That’s what I did and it has paid off so far.”
Palmer is now looking forward to a different kind of test on Tuesday as Wednesday head to face the Millers in the first round of the Capital One Cup.
On the game he said: “I think Rotherham are a good side.
“They are a side on the up following their promotion last season.
“Their spirits will be high and that showed at the weekend when they came back from two goals down to get a draw.
“With it being a local derby the players will be up for it, the fans will provide a good atmosphere and it will make for a good game.”