West Bromwich Albion youngster Alex Palmer secured himself an emergency loan spell out with League Two side Oldham Athletic at the tail-end of last week.
The 22-year-old headed to Boundary Park to provide cover between the posts as they saw Daniel Iversen called into the Denmark Under 21 squad, and fellow goalkeeper Zeuz De La Paz was out injured.
Having already spent time away with Kidderminster Harriers back in the season of 2015/16 where he made eleven appearances, this spell was set to see his proper EFL debut (although he had previously made his competitive West Brom debut for the Under 23 side in the EFL Trophy competition).
Oldham were facing Cambridge United on home soil and he took his place in the starting XI and did his job admirably, helping them to a 3-1 victory on the day.
— Alex Palmer (@alex_palmer01) November 17, 2018
It was only an emergency spell but he’ll have enjoyed his time on the pitch and I believe he returns to us this Friday.
Cheers for turning out Alex, you made a great save which kept us in it, had no chance for their goal. Good luck mate
— Dazzer Gar (@Dazzergar1972) November 17, 2018
Well done Alex… very pleased for you & much deserved ????????
— Tim Dittmer (@timdittmer) November 17, 2018
Well played today pal
— nathan (@nprice3) November 17, 2018
Great news mate, keep up the hard work.. all the best!
— Dan (@DanRossiter3) November 18, 2018
Well done mate ????????????????????????????????
— Steve Hale (@SteveHaleGK) November 17, 2018
Read in the programme when I got home today was your first league game and couldn't believe it!!
Showed great professionalism and composure in everything you did.
Match winning save at 0-1 down and had the respect and confidence of the defence in such a short space of time. ????
— Johnny Haseldin (@Johnnyh17) November 17, 2018
Well done and thanks, Alex! No chance with the goal and a good stop at 1-0. I particularly enjoyed your timewasting/trolling, done like a veteran, not like someone playing his first Football League game, top class ha #oafc
— Michael (@miguelinho2910) November 17, 2018
He certainly seemed to make an impression on the above Oldham fans, and they were far from the only comments his Tweet received.