Brisbane Roar confirm Hollie Palmer as second Liberty A-League re-signing

Brisbane Roar is pleased to announce the re-signing of midfielder Hollie Palmer for the upcoming Liberty A-League season.

Palmer will rejoin the Roar following her NPL Queensland commitments with her current club Capalaba FC, where she has been building form and fitness after overcoming the ankle injury she sustained late last year.

That setback forced her to miss the first half of the last Liberty A-League campaign, meaning the 21-year-old will be full of motivation for the new season.

“Brisbane is home for me, I enjoy being around my family, and I when I got to play last season I enjoyed myself,” Palmer said.

“We were starting to play well towards the end of last season, starting to get into a rhythm. It’s a shame it ended when it did. But I think that will give us so much confidence and if we can build on that, we’ll do well.

“I’m feeling good now thankfully. I’ve been working hard and it’s been good getting 90 minutes for Capalaba. Hopefully I can stay injury free and have a good pre-season.”

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Palmer becomes the Roar’s second confirmed re-signing with more to follow as Garrath McPherson looks to build on last season’s strong finish.

Alongside captain Ayesha Norrie, the Head Coach now has two midfield pieces in place.

“It’s exciting,” McPherson said. “The way Hollie finished last season showed why we were so keen to bring her home from Melbourne. I can’t wait to see her fit and healthy and starting games.

“We’re chasing cohesion. We started pretty much from scratch last season, so to have Hollie and Eash locked away – and we’ll see a number of other re-signings – is a really good platform to build on.

“Whilst that time out was disappointing for us and for Hollie, I think any time a player gets a long-term injury it gives them that hunger to get back and they really understand why they love football.”