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Palmer pens new Baggies deal

Young stopper ties down Hawthorns future

ALBION goalkeeper Alex Palmer has signed a new-and-improved contract at The Hawthorns.

The highly-regarded 20-year-old has penned fresh terms until June 2019, with a further 12-month option in the Club's favour.

Palmer is yet to make a first-team outing but has appeared on the bench in the last three Premier League matches as cover for the injured Boaz Myhill.

In total, Palmer has been an unused substitute in six matches, five of which in the league, dating back to May 2015.

And the Baggies stopper, who spent six months on loan at Kidderminster Harriers in 2015/16, expressed his delight at putting pen to paper.

"It's great to finally get the deal sorted so I can focus on my football," he said.

"I want to keep improving and keep moving up the chain, whether that means going out on loan or being on the bench.

"I just have to show I'm good enough and can be trusted to step in when I'm needed."

Palmer also highlighted how a new deal will not affect his work-ethic.

"The hard work never stops," he added.

"For a few days I'll be buzzing because I've signed a new contract - I'm human after all!

"But I know in football you have to switch straight back on and keep going as usual."