On the face of it, the addition of a player who struggled to get into a team that finished below Coventry City in the Championship is an underwhelming one, however, Kasey Palmer is of an age and at a level of promise to believe that he may come good in a new environment. With five Championship clubs to has short career already, Palmer has had a tough time finding a home after coming through at Chelsea. After a bright start to life in senior football with a role in Huddersfield Town’s Premier League promotion, Palmer hasn’t kicked on in the manner expected of him.
Kasey Palmer is the kind of well-rounded, technically-adroit footballer that would be expected of a Chelsea youth-team graduate. The early part of Palmer’s career had been defined by excellent work-rate and explosiveness on top of that technical skill, but that has diminished due to a few unhelpful injuries hindering his progress. Nonetheless, Palmer’s inherent work-rate should make a good fit for the style of play that Mark Robins has looked to enact at Coventry City, with his technical ability potentially providing the team with an alternative way of breaking through tight defences.
While there is a level of pessimism surrounding this signing, Kasey Palmer continues the process of adding Championship experience and quality to this squad. At a decent age, there is the promise with Kasey Palmer that he could develop into a more impactful performer in the division than he currently is. If not, he should at least represent an improvement on the player he is replacing, Jordan Shipley, which would provide Mark Robins with better quality in attacking midfield to change things up when Callum O’Hare can’t find a way through.