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Ex-Leeds midfielder Palmer names himself on Grantham Town bench - at 55

Former Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer named himself on the bench for Grantham Town last night at the age of 55.

Palmer is manager of Grantham.

The former England centre-back chose to remain an unused substitute during the 2-2 draw at Ashton United.

Palmer was appointed manager at the Northern Premier League Premier Division club in April this year and his side sit third from bottom with nine games played.

He last played in the Football League in 2005.


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