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Lincoln link for Baggies pair

Callum Morton and Alex Palmer head to Lincoln on loan

Albion have secured further Football League experience for rising stars Alex Palmer and Callum Morton who have both joined Sky Bet League One outfit Lincoln City on season-long loans.

The pair have progressed through the Academy ranks at The Hawthorns, with Palmer signing a deal in July and Morton agreeing a new four-year contract with the Baggies this week.

You'll be able to hear from Callum in an interview with WBA TV soon where he discusses extending his stay with Albion and his hopes for the coming campaign at Lincoln.

Callum Morton and Luke Dowling
Callum Morton with Luke Dowling after agreeing a new four-year contract this week

Goalkeeper Alex was a stand-out performer for Plymouth Argyle while striker Callum proved to be the hero of Northampton Town’s Play-Off campaign as both experienced the joys of promotion from League Two. 

Alex established himself as Argyle’s No.1, playing 41 games in total as they secured the last automatic promotion spot. He picked up the PFA Bristol Street Motors League Two Fans' Player of the Year Award for his showings down in the South West.

And Callum bagged eight goals as he helped Northampton win the Sky Bet League Two Play-Off final at Wembley.

Now both will be at Lincoln, managed by former Baggie Michael Appleton, for a step-up in their challenge which has been welcomed by Sporting and Technical director Luke Dowling.

“We were keen for both boys to continue their progression in a tough and challenging environment,” said Luke. “They were both very successful in their loans last season and we continue to have high hopes that they will become first team players at Albion.

“But we obviously know and trust Michael to continue to help them progress while hopefully helping Lincoln enjoy a successful season."

Fresh from penning new deals, the Baggies pair have now linked up with "‘Appy” who start their League One campaign against Oxford United at home on September 12.

Best of luck for this season, boys!