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SNEAK PEEK: From The Changing Room - Alex Palmer

16 November 2018

On loan goalkeeper Alex Palmer is in this week's main feature interview in the Boundary Park Life matchday programme.

In the past when Denmark have called up Daniel Iversen to their under 21 squad for their international fixtures, Zeus De La Paz has stepped up to plate and has held his own in the Latics' net.

But with a lengthy hamstring injury for the Curacao keeper, the club chose to bring in promising West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper, Alex Palmer, on an emergency loan.

Clubs are permitted to bring in a goalkeeper on emergency loan outside of the transfer windows if they have no fit senior keepers available. 

Palmer, who started his career with the Baggies, came through their Academy and has been a regular around the first team and often plays for their under 23 side. 

The 22-year-old will be with the club for seven days and he admits he wasn't expecting the call, but he is relishing the opportunity that his time with Latics will bring. 

"It came out of the blue," he said.

"When I heard about it I jumped at the chance to play a league game.

"I found out about it last Saturday, the [West Brom] goalkeeper coach rang me and said we have got this opportunity to go and play in the league.

"He said, 'he thinks it would be great for me' and I agreed. It's perfect really.

"It gets me out and about, and if I can help Oldham then that will be the case.

"I'm looking forward to it and I'm hoping we can get a good result - that always helps!

"It's my first league appearance and I'm hoping that it will be a good one with a good result."

For the rest of Palmer's interview and much more, make sure you pick up a match day programme for this Saturday's fixture at home to Cambridge United on Saturday, November 16 (3pm kick off).

Programmes only cost £3 and can be purchased from stands around the ground.

Whilst you're here...

The EFL annual general meeting, which took place over the summer, saw clubs vote to remove the obligation to print a programme at every home game.

Despite this change in the league rules, Latics will continue to produce a 64-page programme for every home league game and a reduced edition for cup matches - but it needs your backing.

While our club partners continue to support us, and fans still buy the programme in sufficient numbers, we will continue to produce a programme for the foreseeable future.


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