A Scottish broadcaster has fallen into a common trap regarding Sheffield Wednesday’s Liam Palmer.

The right-back linked up with Scotland’s senior squad for the very first time at the weekend.

But it appears STV is not quite as informed as it perhaps should be on its country’s new call-up.

Writing about his inclusion on its website yesterday, it claimed: ‘(Palmer’s) father, Carlton, was an England international in the 1990s’.

While the England part may be true, Carlton is of course no relation to the Wednesday academy graduate.

The former Owls midfielder confirmed as much on Twitter four years ago, to which his younger namesake replied: “If I had a pound for every time someone asked me this”.

Liam could make his Scotland debut in Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Kazakhstan.

Alex McLeish’s side – who are without Palmer’s Wednesday teammate, Barry Bannan, due to injury – then travel to San Marino on Sunday.

Carlton Palmer celebrates Wednesday’s 1991 League Cup success with match-winner John Sheridan (photo by Mark Leech/Mark Leech Sports Photography/Getty Images)

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