A general view as a train passes the Stoke Gifford Stadium ahead of kick off Bristol City Women v Brighton and Hove Albion Women WSL football match, Stoke Gifford Stadium, Bristol, UK - 10 Feb 2019 Photo: Kieran McManus for The FA

Former Manchester United youngster returns to Bristol City

England youth international Aimee Palmer has made a dramatic return to former club Bristol City following her Manchester United exit last month according to reports on The Robins’ official website.

The 19-year-old has penned a two-year contract with Bristol City in a move which is sure to delight fans of South West club.

Palmer first broke onto the scene with The Robins in 2017 and went on to make 16 appearances before making the switch to become part of the first professional Manchester United women’s side.

Palmer featured 15 times for Casey Stoney’s side, scoring one goal, but she failed to make an appearance all through last season and was sent on loan to FA Women’s Championship club Sheffield United. The young midfielder took to the field on 18 occasions for the South Yorkshire side and in that time found the back of the net six times.

Such impressive displays in the FA Women’s Championship meant that Palmer would not have been short of suitors with many speculating that she would have started where she left off with The Blades, however, the youngster instead opted to reunite with The Robins.

Upon completing her Bristol City move, Palmer said “I’m very excited to be back at the club where my professional football journey started. I know Bristol City is a great club and I’m looking forward to getting back on the pitch and working with Tanya.

“I’ve grown a lot as a player, and a person over the last two years – I can’t wait to show that this season.”

Palmer’s return to the Stoke Gifford Stadium strengthens a key area of the pitch for Bristol City as they have already seen attacking midfielders Jeon Ga-Eul and Olivia Chance move on this summer. She has become her new boss Oxtoby’s second signing of the close season.

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