Reaching Euro 2020 is a target of Sheffield Wednesday right-back Liam Palmer as he aims for international glory with Scotland.
The play-offs in March provide Scotland with their best chance of reaching a major tournament since 1998. They are games that Owls man Palmer may have a part to play in.
He featured twice in Scotland’s recent qualifiers with Russia and San Marino. Steve Clarke’s side aren’t blessed with natural right-back options, so Palmer is hoping it can be the beginning of regular international starts, having made just three Scotland appearances so far.
He’s hoping that his nation can make Euro 2020. He told the Daily Record (page 59, 20/10/19): “Hopefully now, with good club form, I can keep knocking on the manager’s door.
“We’re looking forward now and our objectives haven’t changed from the start of last week. The play-offs in March are something to look forward to and build towards – and I want to be involved in the two games.
“We want to win and go to a major tournament. That’s why we’re all here so I’d be lying if I said otherwise. Hopefully I will get the call up again and we can pick up two good results.”
Palmer needs to keep up form at Sheffield Wednesday
Whilst there aren’t many natural options at right-back, Clarke does still have a few options. Palmer and Stephen O’Donnell will likely be first choice for now but the likes of Kieran Tierney and Callum Paterson can also play there.
Palmer is consistently playing at a high level though in that position, so you’d like to think that would give him an edge over other potential right-back candidates.
On the domestic scene anyway things are going well for Palmer. He has featured in ten of the Owls’ 12 league games, with the Hillsborough side sitting one point outside the Championship play-offs and three outside automatic promotion.
It seems as if international glory with Scotland though is one of his main ambitions this season.