Goalkeeper Alex Palmer is the latest cover star on Tuesday night’s Albion News, as he discusses a moment he’s been waiting for between the sticks at his boyhood club.
The shot-stopper, who joined the club aged 14, made his long-awaited league debut for the club during the 1-0 defeat to Preston North End, but the academy graduate has boosted his confidence in recent weeks - keeping consecutive clean sheets against Luton and Reading.
The 26-year-old’s clean sheet against the Hatters was a special moment in his career, having experienced several loan spells away from the Black Country in order to gain his opportunity as the Baggies’ no.1.
And Alex’s “lightbulb” moment which compelled him to become a keeper came during a time when he was between the posts on a Saturday, and doing the other side by venturing outfield on a Saturday growing up.
Palmer’s feature sees the academy graduate discuss his quick turnaround from Saturday/Sunday League to academy football and representing England’s U16s in the Victory Shield, the “do-or-die” loan move to Plymouth Argyle which shaped his push into full-time professional football, and how he made the “right decision” signing a new deal in B71 during the summer.
Exciting England youth international Harry Whitwell provides a detailed account in our academy ‘Question & Answer’ feature, and the 16-year-old has been impressing the club’s youth team staff this season playing regularly at a high age group for the U21s this term.
Programmes will be available at all the usual stalls in and around The Hawthorns on Tuesday night. They can also be purchased from the Stadium Megastore, which is located outside the East Stand.
2022/23 ALBION NEWS OFFICIAL COLLECTORS’ ALBUM
Baggies supporters can still purchase the new Collectors' Album, in partnership with Curtis Sport, both online and around The Hawthorns.
There are 192 stickers to collect, which include the Albion first team, Women’s, PL2 and Under-18 squads, as well as sections dedicated to our 300 club and promotion-winning campaigns of 1992/93 and 2007/08.
Fans can collect all 192 stickers by purchasing the matchday programme throughout the season.
Each Sky Bet Championship Albion News programme comes with eight free stickers, allowing you to complete your collection without having to buy a sheet of stickers.
The programmes and albums will be available to buy in the usual place from sellers in and around the ground, the Albion Club Shop and from the Curtis Sport website.
The album can also be purchased separately from the club shop and the Curtis Sport website. It is available for £3.95 when purchased separately.
If you miss out on a copy, programmes are also available to buy online via curtis-sport.com.