Bristol City’s Aimee Palmer nominated for Player of Week award after terrific display

The Vixens key performer from Saturday is up for a public vote to decide Player of the Week.

<p>Aimee Palmer is excelling for Bristol City right now. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)</p>

Aimee Palmer is excelling for Bristol City right now. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Bristol City’s Aimee Palmer has been nominated as Player of the Week in the FA Women’s Championship.

The 21-year-old had the perfect day in front of goal, scoring twice, as well as assisting both Chloe Bull and Melissa Johnson in what was a five-star performance for the Vixens, as they defeated Sheffield United 5-1.

The win propelled City to sixth, overtaking their opponents in the process as they made a winning return after the two-week international period.

As a result of her performance, she is up for consideration for an individual award, she is up against Watford's Georgia Ferguson, Leanne Kiernan who plays up front for Liverpool and Abby Holmes of Durham for the official Player of the Week in the Division.

Commenting on her performance, she said: “We wanted to back up our performance at Reading and show that it wasn’t just one result,” to the official club website.

“We wanted to really show the league what we’re made of. We’re not really happy with how we started, so we really want to go into this next block of fixtures and take our performance to the next level.

“We have quite a few fixtures coming up within the next couple of weeks and they’re all games that we believe we can get three points from, so it’s a good starting point for us."

Palmer, who captains the side at her young age, was an academy product of Bristol and made her WSL debut in 2017. She later moved to Manchester United where she played a part in their Championship winning campaign.

The Wymondham-based midfielder was loaned out to Sheffield United in between her stay with the Red Devils but was later allowed to return to her first professional club.

The Blades, aware of her talents were unable to deal with the clear talent of Palmer, who had four goal contributions at Bristol Academy on Sunday.

It is this performance that has Palmer so far leading the way with a 62% share of the vote at the time of voting. Voting is open until the next day so there is plenty of time to secure a personal accolade for the Bristol City forward.

Want to vote for her? Head over to this tweet by the FA Women’s Championship and give your vote to one of Bristol City’s young players.