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Palmer to complete New Zealand move

15 March 2013

Chris Palmer has been released from his contract at Burton Albion to allow the midfielder the chance to seek a new opportunity abroad.

The 29-year-old former Derby County trainee has been offered the chance to continue his football career in New Zealand; having been offered an initial short-term contract by ASB Premier side Waitakere United.

Palmer, who has made 49 appearances for the Brewers including 12 this campaign, will now travel to New Zealand to complete the move.

Palmer said: ‘Obviously the lads have been doing really well and I haven’t had too many chances so I needed to explore options for me and my family.

‘I spoke to Dan Robinson, who used to be at Burton, and he put me in touch with their coaches and the Manager here has helped it all go through.

‘The side has qualified for the OFC Champions League so there’s potentially the opportunity of playing in the FIFA Club World Cup, which would be a great experience.

‘I’m looking forward to getting out there and I wish everybody at Burton Albion all the best for the future.’

Manager Gary Rowett added: ‘It’s a good opportunity for Chris. He’s out of contract in the summer and I think it was only fair to allow him to explore the move further.

‘He’ll be going out there in the next week or so to play in the Oceania Cup that they’ve qualified for and he goes with all our best wishes. 

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