By Jack Cunningham

2nd Sep, 2021 | 10:00pm

West Brom goalkeeper Alex Palmer set for extended spell out of the first team

West Brom goalkeeper Alex Palmer is set to be excluded from Valerien Ismael’s 18-man matchday squad from now until at least January, according to the Birmingham Mail.

They claim that because Sam Johnstone didn’t leave the Hawthorns, Palmer is set to go back to being the third-choice goalkeeper, with David Button taking his place on the bench.

This means that as soon as Button has returned from his self-isolation, the 25-year-old will probably be without first-team football until at least January.

Bad situation for Palmer.

The goalkeeper has graduated through the Baggies’ academy and finally made his first-team debut for West Brom in their thrashing by Arsenal in the Carabao Cup.

However, if he thought that was going to lead to more first-team appearances, it appears as if he is sadly mistaken, and Palmer might have to content himself with some reserve football.

He has been out on loan to a few EFL clubs and has racked up 46 appearances in League One and 39 in League Two.

However, no loan move was arranged this time, and we feel bad for Palmer really.

Surely, he could be given a chance over Button, who is now 32 and is not the future of the Baggies.

Hopefully, he gets another first-team chance before January, but with the Baggies out of the Carabao Cup, it appears unlikely.

In other West Brom news, there is an injury update expected on one Baggies player soon.