The Baggies academy goalkeeper has left The Hawthorns on loan to join up with Ryan Lowe’s Pilgrims.
A number of West Bromwich Albion fans have taken to Twitter to comment on the news that Baggies goalkeeper Alex Palmer has joined Plymouth Argyle on loan, as confirmed by West Brom’s official website.
The 22-year-old stopper will spend the 2019-2020 campaign at Home Park as Ryan Lowe’s charges look to make an immediate return to League One following the drop to League Two this summer.
Palmer came through the Albion academy and has gone on to captain their Under-23s side, as well as having several stints on loan at the likes of Kidderminster Harriers, Oldham Athletic and Notts County, plus appearing for England at Under-16 level.
He is expected to compete with the Pilgrims’ 19-year-old prospect Michael Cooper to be first-choice keeper for the upcoming campaign, and goes straight into the squad for their pre-season game against Torquay United at Plainmoor on Tuesday night.
Here is what some West Brom fans on the social media platform made of the announcement:
Is this wise? We might need him to play up front at this rate.— Matt (@GGrubbie) 16 July 2019
Does our door only swing one way— allan stevens (@musebag2101) 16 July 2019
Good stuff if he isn’t getting the game time here he needs to get it elsewhere— Gavin Poulton (@gavin_poulton) 16 July 2019
At this rate well have Lai himself as a centre forward with Mark Jenkins as a number, still probs do a better job than HRK— Chris Caddick (@cadders10) 16 July 2019
Saw him several times a couple years ago when he was on loan at Kidderminster Harriers. Hard to judge on just a few games but he seemed like a very safe pair of hands and seemed to get down quickly considering his size. Can’t tell you much more though— Matt (@GGrubbie) 16 July 2019
Do the club know we have to field 11 players and have a matchday squad of 18 ?— Jordan Baldock (@jbaldockwbafc) 16 July 2019
Good luck Alex, but again another player lost (even though it’s only a loan).— benowba (@benog7) 16 July 2019
Do you think this is a wise idea…considering WE’VE GOT NO PLAYERS— Joebell (@joebell45) 16 July 2019
And the squad continues to get thinner— moll (@moll23299098) 16 July 2019
Sign some effin players!!!! Or tell us what is going on!— Neil Goldsmith (@neil_goldsmith) 16 July 2019
Can the last one out turn the lights off?— Baggies Burger (@BaggiesBurger) 16 July 2019
Now we only have 2 goal keepers— Tom Genner (@tommy_genner) 16 July 2019
Plymouth were relegated on the final day of last season and are currently rebuilding their squad under new manager Lowe.