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England great Cole: Intelligent Man City winger Palmer has bright future

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England great Ashley Cole has sung the praises of Manchester City midfielder Cole Palmer after their FA Cup win at Swindon.

Palmer has been on the fringes of the City side this season and the highly regarded 19-year-old was given a starting berth as City got their FA Cup campaign underway.

The prospect provided the assist for Bernardo Silva's opener and later proceeded to find the net himself. Cole has worked with Palmer as an assistant coach for England Under-21s.

Speaking on ITV Sport, Cole said: "It opens up the pitch. With his one v one ability it makes it difficult for defenders to get out to him. He's got the brains where he can isolate you one v one and take you down the line."

Prior to the game, Cole described Palmer as "an intelligent winger" with "a bright future" ahead of him.

Cole said: "I've had the pleasure to work with him and see the quality he possesses. He's a very intelligent winger that likes to come off the lines. He's got a bright future. He's on that pathway to the senior team hopefully."

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