West Brom have confirmed that goalkeeper Alex Palmer has penned a new contract to extend his stay at The Hawthorns.

Albion announced on their official Twitter account and official website on Thursday that the 23-year-old has signed a new three-year deal after impressing while out on loan at Plymouth this season.

Palmer kept 14 clean sheets in 37 League Two appearances while on loan at Plymouth this season, helping them win automatic promotion to League One.

He has since returned to The Hawthorns and is training with Slaven Bilic’s first-team, presumably as the third-choice goalkeeper now that Ali Al-Habsi has been released.

It remains to be seen what will happen with Palmer next season.

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He will turn 24-years-old next month and after doing so well at Plymouth, another season in the Under-23s would not be fair on him.

Jonathan Bond’s contract expires at the end of the campaign so Palmer could be promoted to Bilic’s second-choice goalkeeper or one more loan spell away from The Hawthorns could be in the offing.

We would like to see Palmer go on loan to a Championship club.

He’s done well in non-league and in League Two but there’s a huge gulf between those leagues and the Premier League, where the Baggies might play next term.

Getting 40-odd appearances as a first-choice goalkeeper in the Championship could really kickstart Palmer’s career.

In other West Brom news, Alan McInally hailed this “brilliant” Albion player on Wednesday night.

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