OLLIE PALMER has experienced mixed emotions at Wembley but the striker will be giving his all to make sure he hits another high with Wrexham on Sunday.

The striker, who arrived at The Racecourse for a club record fee of £300,000 from AFC Wimbledon during the January transfer window, came off the substitutes bench to help Lincoln City beat Shrewsbury Town 1-0 in the Football League Trophy final at the iconic stadium in 2018.

It was a moment that Palmer, who has scored 16 goals for Phil Parkinson’s men since making the switch, will never forget as he prepares for the FA Trophy final with the Reds.

“That is one thing that no-one can ever take away from someone. You have lifted a trophy above your head at Wembley Stadium,” said Palmer.

“It is something you dream about as a kid.

“The EFL Trophy is probably the league version of the FA Trophy, it is opportunity to be part of a final at Wembley and win some silverware so it was brilliant to do that, and this competition is the same for National League clubs and slightly lower down.”

But three years earlier, Palmer was on the losing side in the capital when his Grimsby side lost against Bristol Rovers on a penalty shoot-out in the National League play-off final.

Although that was a low point in his career, the 30-year-old says it is something that drove him on to ensure he did not suffer similar heartbreak again.

“On the flip-side of that, there is also the realisation I have also lost there,” said Palmer.

“That was one of the worst days of my career, it was pretty tough and they stay with you.

“It is good motivation if you have had that - I know Ben Tozer has also unfortunately lost a play-off final there as well so he will have that pain to drive him through the game.

“The experience of absolute euphoria or disappointment, you know which one you would rather have.”

Palmer heads back to Wembley this weekend with Wrexham who face National League rivals Bromley in the Trophy showpiece.

It will be another special day for everyone connected with the club but Palmer wants to make it a memorable occasion by winning the competition.

“We have just got to go out there and give everything, give the fans something to cheer about,” said Palmer, who has formed a prolific partnership with strike partner Paul Mullin.

“They were brilliant on Sunday and we weren’t.

“Just enjoy the occasion and try and get some silverware.

“It is a level playing field on the day but we know if we are at our best, we can be lifting the trophy after 90 minutes.”