West Bromwich Albion have allowed goalkeeper Alex Palmer to join Plymouth Argyle as confirmed on their official website.

The 22-year-old joins Plymouth who were relegated from League One last season on a season-long loan deal and are now preparing for life in the fourth tier of English football.

Palmer has played for England at youth level and now arrives at Home Park to compete for the number one goalkeeping spot.

Palmer enjoyed two loan spells at Kidderminster Harriers in 2015 and then 2017, before signing for Oldham Athletic and Notts County in emergency loan deals during the 2018/19 campaign.

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Plymouth boss Ryan Lowe is looking to reshape his squad as they attempt to make an immediate return to League One and has boosted his goalkeeping department with the loan signing of Palmer.

With Sam Johnstone currently the number one goalkeeper for West Bromwich Albion and Jonathan Bond firmly in place as his understudy there would more than likely be little to no opportunities for Palmer at the Hawthorns next season.

A loan move away to gain more first team experience will be invaluable for Palmer as he looks to eventually break into the first team at West Brom.

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The young goalkeeper is yet to make a first team appearance for the Baggies but he was named on the bench after an injury to Boaz Myhill in 2016.

Plymouth were relegated on the final day of last season and are aiming to bounce straight back and have already been very active in the transfer window and a competitive campaign will be ideal for Palmer’s development.


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