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Positive pressure

6 July 2014

Liam Palmer has said there is pressure attached to the new term on a personal note to maintain the standards set in 2013/14.

The 22-year-old had a strong campaign last time out, scooping the Owls’ Player of the Year award and chalking up an impressive 44 appearances.

The academy product is keen to ensure his progress continues and has set targets for the 2014/15 season.

He told “I played a lot of games last season and it will be hard to better that total but I didn’t score a goal and that’s something I want to put right this season.

“Last season was a good season for me personally and it’s important to keep up those standards. With that comes pressure but good pressure because you always want to do better.

“You’re always working on how you can improve you’re game.

“You want to work hard at this stage because when the season comes, you want to play as many games as you can.

“Getting it right in pre-season gives you that base for the season ahead and you go into it prepared.

“I’m still young and still learning, if you ask the older pros they’ll tell you, you never stop learning so it’s important to keep focused.

“We want to start this season well. I am an ambitious person and want to play in the highest league possible with Sheffield Wednesday so hopefully we can have that push sooner rather than later.”

Away from football, the Owls star is set to have a busy summer off the field with the birth of his first child due this month.

Palmer added: “There’s just two weeks to go and it’s a really exciting time!

“It seems to have come around really quickly - although I doubt my girlfriend would agree with that!

“But now the time is almost here so it’s really exciting.”

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