Matt Palmer leaves Rotherham United in Bradford City deal

Matt Palmer leaves Rotherham United in Bradford City deal

By Paul Davis | 05/07/2019

Matt Palmer leaves Rotherham United in Bradford City deal
Matt Palmer

ROTHERHAM United today parted company with midfielder Matt Palmer.

The former Burton Albion man was down the pecking order at AESSEAL New York Stadium and has dropped down a division to join League Two Bradford City on a season-long loan.

Palmer, aged 24, arrived from Burton for a fee of around £200,000 in January 2018 and helped the Millers win promotion from League One.

But he fell out of favour under manager Paul Warne and featured only once in Rotherham's 2018/19 Championship relegation campaign after Christmas.

He has made 18 league starts and six substitute appearances during his time at New York.

Warne has signed midfield duo Shaun MacDonald and Daniel Barlaser this summer and, with Matt Crooks and Ben Wiles impressing, Palmer's first-team opportunities were going to be even more limited.

He was close to leaving on loan last January but moves to Bristol Rovers and Mansfield Town failed to materialise.

Rotherham can recall him in the January transfer window if they choose to.