Mansfield Town fans have wished striker Ollie Palmer ‘all the best’ after his departure to Leyton Orient.
Palmer signed for the League Two newboys to bring to an end two years at One Call Stadium, during which he scored seven goals in 64 appearances.
His stay split opinion amongst sections of the fans, with some praising him for his work-rate, while other criticised him for his lack of goals.
Ben Mason said on Twitter: “I can’t help but feel this will bite us on the back side. Should have let him go to a Conference side not a rival.”
Mark Plumb added: “A good hard working player, but just couldn’t seem to score for us, wish him best of luck for @leytonorientfc.”
Ollie Palmer signs for Leyton Orient
Ian Butler said: “I don’t think he ever got over THAT miss against the Spireites, needed a fresh start. Good business for the Stags.”
Anthony Skinner voiced his views on www.chad.co.uk, saying: “Wouldn’t be at all surprised if this comes back to bites us when we come up against the O’s this season.
“I’ve read too many unnecessary/uncomplimentary comments about said individual here and elsewhere. 64 appearances gives a false picture as more than half of those would have been as sub.
“A run in the team has never been provided and when Grimsby afforded that chance he scored regularly.
“The Mariners may well have outperformed us last season had they been in Div 2 IMO.
“A decent lad with a good attitude and some potential yet to be realised. Heading probably his main weakness given his height and strength but a good coach/mentor could improve that part of his game. Good luck if you read this Ollie.”
SteveStevo53 added: “I have always rated Ollie, a player who always left it on the pitch and gave everything. I think we will regret this one. Good Luck for the future Ollie.”
RavoStag said: “Good luck to him never had a chance with Stags, despite being no worse than Oliver, Bingham, Rhead or Fisher.”
Aber Andy also praised Palmer’s commitment and said: “A number of fans saw him as Greenies replacement which was too much expectation. As a result he was given a bad press from some of the fans.
“It was plain to see he was a confidence player but was never given a run of games to gain that confidence. Despite the hostility he always gave 100%. Like Anthony I don’t think we have heard the last of Mr Palmer. Good luck Ollie I wish you well.”