Callum Morton joins Lincoln City. Photo: Lincoln City

The signings takes the Imps’ summer transfer business up to 12 new players.

Lincoln City have confirmed the arrival of West Bromwich Albion duo Alex Palmer and Callum Morton on season-long loan deals.

The pair make the move to the LNER Stadium after impressing out on loan last season with their retrospective clubs.

Alex Palmer joins Lincoln City. Photo:Lincoln City
Lincoln City have signed Alex Palmer on loan from West Brom ahead of the EFL Sky Bet League One season.
Picture: Chris Vaughan Photography for Lincoln City FC
Date: September 4, 2020

Goalkeeper Palmer enjoyed a successful loan spell with Plymouth Argyle, who earned promotion from League Two via points-per-game.

During his time with the Devon-based club, the 24-year-old kept 15 clean sheets in all competitions. His performances for Ryan Lowe’s side saw him win the League Two Bristol Street Motors Fans’ Player of the Year.

Palmer will provide much-needed competition in goal; Ethan Ross is the only other first-team goalkeeper at the LNER Stadium, following the departure of Josh Vickers and Grant Smith.

Speaking about his new signing, Michael Appleton said: “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.”

The goalkeeper is joined in making the move to Lincoln by fellow West Brom player Callum Morton.

Callum Morton joins Lincoln City. Photo: Lincoln City
Lincoln City have signed Callum Morton on loan from West Brom ahead of the EFL Sky Bet League One season.
Picture: Chris Vaughan Photography for Lincoln City FC
Date: September 4, 2020

Like Palmer, Morton impressed while out on loan last season. The 20-year-old striker scored eight goals in 12 games for Northampton Town, including a brace in the League Two play-off semi-final.

On securing the strikers signature, Appleton said he was pleased that his side are now looking strong in attack.

“Callum came to the floor during the play-offs and every football fan would have watched him.,” he said.

“We have a really strong front line now, we are delighted to have him on board.”

Before signing for the Imps, the duo signed fresh deals at The Hawthorns.