Former Sheffield Wednesday defender Carlton Palmer named himself on the bench for seventh tier Grantham City’s go to to Ashton United on Tuesday evening.
The 55-year-old has been supervisor of the Northern Premier League Premier Division facet since April this yr, however his facet presently lie third backside after 9 matches this season.
Palmer refused the urge to carry himself on, although, as he watched his facet earn some extent on the street with a 2-2 draw.
The position at Grantham is his first in 16 years, having beforehand managed Mansfield City between 2004 and 2005 in addition to being a player-coach at Stockport County.
Grantham have by no means performed within the soccer league however have been of their present division for 9 years, having received the Northern Premier League Division One South in 2012.
Based in 1874 and based mostly in Lincolnshire, Grantham’s 7,500 capability South Kesteven Sports activities Stadium is a far cry from the glamour of the Premier League.
Palmer performed within the high flight for six totally different golf equipment between 1985 and 2001, together with Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest.
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He additionally received 18 caps for England, together with three at Euro 1992 in Sweden, and scored as soon as for the Three Lions, coming in a 6-0 win over San Marino in 1993.
In complete, Palmer made 369 skilled appearances for 9 golf equipment in England and Eire throughout his 20-year profession, scoring a complete of 23 objectives from centre-half.