West Brom talent Alex Palmer hails his Baggies 'upbringing' as he impresses for Plymouth

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Alex Palmer of West Bromwich Albion in action during the Barclays Premier League Under 18 fixture between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at the...

The Baggies stopper and Hawthorns academy graduate has kept three clean sheets in seven games for the Devon side.

West Bromwich Albion's Alex Palmer during the pre-match warm-up

West Bromwich Albion loanee Alex Palmer has spoken of how his "upbringing" at The Hawthorns will stand him in good stead as he aims to impress for loan club Plymouth Argyle (official Pilgrims website).

The 23-year-old goalkeeper left the Baggies this summer to spend the 2019-20 campaign at Home Park as Ryan Lowe’s charges look to make an immediate return to League One following their drop to League Two this summer.


Palmer has been impressive for the Pilgrims so far, keeping three clean sheets in seven appearances (Transfermarkt) and helping them to eighth in the table, but with two defeats and two draws, he acknowledges there is still work to be done for the team, with several summer recruits still needing time to gel.

“We have had a lot of later signings who are getting used to the group and getting into the ethos,” Palmer told the Plymouth website. “It is just getting used to how the gaffer wants us to play. Once they [the new signings] get in and make a difference to the team, I think it’ll be really good.

Alex Palmer of West Bromwich Albion during the international friendly match between West Bromwich Albion and Delhi Dynamos at The Hawthorns on September 3, 2016 in West Bromwich, England.

“I’ve had an upbringing at West Brom where that’s how they play, so I feel like I have a good sense of know-how. It is different everywhere you go, the gaffer has got different ideas to back at West Brom. It’s a good experience and it’s only going to make me a better ‘keeper by (coming to Argyle).”

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, but with his West Brom contract up next summer (Transfermarkt), he will be eager to prove his credentials this term.

General View of The Hawthorns during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Ipswich Town at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich on Saturday 9th March 2019.

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