arrythewurzel wrote: I accept Cooper must get his chance but most teams would be looking to loan him out to get experience rather than throw him straight into the rough and tumble of league 1. Massive error in not getting Palmer back in my opinion if available. I accept the Exeter Academy comparisons but they’re still in league 2. I do honestly think Palmer would make the difference between auto/playoffs and mid table mediocrity ... and then the momentum is lost - perhaps a debate for a separate thread.to lose out to Lincoln wants to make me cry quite honestly !
You don’t seem to have heard RL’s interview a few weeks back in which he said Mike Cooper was the number 1 keeper this season, and that in fact he was good enough for the position last season, only being kept out by Palmer’s brilliance, part of which was down to the pushing he was getting from Cooper!
That’s why RL did not need Palmer this season.
Ruddy has evidently been signed on a short-term contract as second-choice keeper to replace the injured McCormick.