Academy graduate Alex Palmer fulfilled a long-awaited dream of becoming Albion's No.1 during the 2022/23 season.
25 appearances between the sticks for the Baggies certainly helped Palms settled into the main role between the sticks for the team he'd been at since the age of 14, with his sights firmly set on keeping it in the years to come.
Alex returned to B71 off the back of two beneficial loan spells in the lower tiers of English football for the 2021/22 season, with the Kidderminster-born keeper featuring just once for Albion during their Carabao Cup defeat against Premier League side Arsenal in August.
Palmer was recruited by fellow Sky Bet Championship club Luton Town on an emergency loan in March 2022, making two appearances before returning to the Black Country.
The Baggies academy graduate penned a new long term contract with the club following the conclusion of the 2021/22 campaign which keeps him at The Hawthorns until the summer of 2026.
Palmer enjoyed an impressive loan stint at Sky Bet League One side Lincoln City during the 2020/21 season after a successful spell with Plymouth Argyle in Sky Bet League Two during the previous campaign.
The shot-stopper claimed 14 league clean sheets, the highest number for a goalkeeper in League Two before the season was suspended, and also won the PFA Bristol Street Motors League Two Fans' Player of the Year Award. Upon his return to The Hawthorns, Alex signed a new deal before agreeing another loan switch to Sincil Bank under former Baggies player Michael Appleton.
He has represented England at under-16 level four times, and made his first move away from the Baggies to join Kidderminster Harriers on loan in the 2015/16 season, although he had to wait until the 2018/19 campaign to gain more experience - with emergency loans at Oldham Athletic and Notts County.