Jan 2 2013 By Nick Hilton
LIAM Palmer is to stay at Tranmere Rovers FC for the rest of the season - after the signing of a contract 90 miles away from Prenton Park today set another piece of Rovers' promotion chasing jigsaw in place.
When Palmer signed a deal tying him to Sheffield Wednesday for a further two years, the Owls gave the 21-year-old midfielder the go-ahead to extend his loan to Rovers until the end of this campaign.
Moore says Palmer has made an outstanding contribution to Tranmere's climb to the top of the table, playing in all 26 games of the League One campaign so far.
The original loan agreement with Wednesday ran out after Palmer helped Rovers to a win at Bury on New Year's Day, setting up the winning goal for Andy Robinson.
"Liam has been fantastic," Moore said. "Hardly anyone talks about him. When James Wallace was playing in the side alongside Liam, everyone was talking about Wallace. Max Power came in after Wallace was injured and now everyone is talking about young Max.
"Palmer is just in the background but he does a great job. We knew that if Liam signed a new contract with Sheffield Wednesday there was every chance he could come back here. Now he'll be able to play for us in the FA Cup at Derby County on Saturday."