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Lincoln City’s Alex Palmer wins Papa John’s Trophy Player of the Round

The West Brom loanee has been recognised for his performance in the Quarter-Finals.

14 February 2021

Lincoln City’s Alex Palmer has been awarded the Papa John’s Trophy Player of the Round, following an impressive performance in the Imps’ win at Hull City in the Quarter-Finals.

With normal time ending 1-1, the goalkeeper saved three penalties, including the decisive one in a tense shoot-out at the KCOM Stadium. 

The West Brom loanee said: "It’s great. It was obviously a tough game for us and the more you go on in the competition the more you want to do well in it.

"Getting to this stage and then saving a few penalties and having a good game as well is just a great feeling.

"We've got such a great, hardworking group. Everyone's said it and that's the reason for our success in this competition and in the league as well."

It's Palmer's second season as a first-choice stopper on loan at an EFL Club, having won the Golden Glove for Plymouth Argyle in Sky Bet League Two last season.  

And the former England Youth international is relishing the experience. 

"It's massive for any player, but for a goalkeeper it's even better.

"I was ready for it and I've proved I was good enough to be a number one at Plymouth and hopefully I'm doing it this year as well. 

The Imps take on Sunderland for a place in the Final this Wednesday, and that's an added motivation for Palmer. 

"There's one game left before we could get to Wembley and it would be incredible to get there. 

"We've got to make sure we get that do everything we can to get there and get that win on Wednesday."

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