Liverpool loanee impresses on Daggers debut
Palsson adds skill, technique and tenacity to middle of the park
WITH no name or number on the back of his shirt, some Daggers fans would have been forgiven for asking who the new guy was in central midfield on Saturday.
However, it only took a few well-placed passes and incisive interceptions for debutant Victor Palsson (pictured above) to command their attention.
Having signed on a youth loan from Liverpool two days earlier, the Icelandic under-21 starlet was thrown straight into the engine room of a fiercely-contested lower league derby game.
With his last game action having come in a Reds reserve fixture against Sunderland on Tuesday, it’s fair to say the game was a change of pace for the physically imposing 19-year-old, but one that he increasingly stamped his authority on.
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“It was great to play the first game on the home pitch,” said Palsson after the match. “The fans were great and I couldn’t be happier.”
His manager John Still will have been just as pleased by the first impression made by the teenager, who grew in confidence and was soon showcasing an array of tricks and flicks in the middle of the park.
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In a three-man midfield with another recent loan capture in Solomon Taiwo and the tireless Romain Vincelot, the Daggers axis was as athletic as it has ever been this season and will only improve as the trio begin to develop a regular understanding.
Palsson is touted as a highly-regarded prospect at Anfield and, on a first glance, may prove to be one of Still’s shrewdest captures of the season.