We are pleased to announce the signings of Alex Palmer and Callum Morton on loan from West Bromwich Albion.
Both Alex and Callum have joined The Imps on a season long loan from the Premier League club after recently securing new deals with The Baggies.
24-year-old goalkeeper, Alex, has been stepping up his experience consistently following his breakthrough from the West Brom academy, who he joined at the tender age of 14-year-old.
He gained vital experience at Kidderminster and Notts County in the National League as well as having spells in the EFL with Oldham Athletic and latterly with Plymouth Argyle last season. Alex was an ever present in the Pilgrims 2019/20 League Two promotion winning campaign, making a total of over 40 appearances in all competitions and also assisting in them having one of the best defensive records in the division. Alex will wear the number 1 shirt during his stay with the club.
Imps’ boss Michael Appleton spoke about the acquisition of the goalkeeper who cuts an imposing figure on the pitch.
“Alex is a big guy; he has got a lot in his game which is excellent. He is good with his feet and stands big. He could have gone to a lot of different clubs, but we have a good relationship with West Brom. Alex was quite rightly voted the best goalkeeper in the league, so we are excited.”
Callum Morton joins the Imps after too winning promotion from League Two whilst on loan last term with Northampton Town. The 20-year-old finished the 19/20 season with a flourish hitting eight goals in twelve league appearances in the Cobblers League Two Playoff winning campaign. After netting his first goal for Keith Curle’s side in only his second appearance, four more strikes followed to help Northampton finish in the playoff places.
As the season went into the four-team competition for promotion, Morton’s attacking prowess came to the fore as he scored twice to help The Cobblers come from two goals down in the first leg against Cheltenham Town to eventually run out winners 3-2 on aggregate.
Then in the League Two Playoff final at Wembley, Callum netted one of Northampton’s four goals against Exeter City to earn their place back in League One and has been assigned the number 19 shirt.
Michael Appleton said he is happy the striker is now in his squad after setting his sights on the striker early in the summer.
“Callum came to the fore during the play-offs and every football fan would have watched him. We have a really strong front line now, we are delighted to have him on board.”
Welcome to the Club, Alex and Callum.